Anthropology investigates issues such as human evolution, origins of civilization, gender, ethnic relations, social institutions, medical anthropology, and the impact of the modern world on human societies everywhere.
Socio-cultural anthropology is a good foundation for careers with an international focus, and those such as education, medicine, and business, which require an understanding of human cultural behavior. Biological anthropology provides background for work in zoology, conservation, and public health venues. Archaeological anthropology is particularly useful for historical and cultural approaches to institutions. Visit the Anthropology department website to stay up to date with program news and events.
All University College undergraduate students must satisfy the same general-education requirements. Requirements specific to this major include:
- at least 6 credit units from the introductory Anthropology sequence: Introduction to Human Evolution (U69-150); Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (U69-160); or Introduction to Archaeology (U69-190),
- 15 additional units of course work in the department (must include 12 advanced units),
- and 12 additional units in social sciences (must include 3 advanced units).
Anthropology majors are encouraged to also take a range of courses in the humanities and the natural sciences.
Below is a list of requirements for an application to the anthropology undergraduate degree at University College. Your application will be reviewed once all requirements are received.
- Completed application form
The application form for the anthropology undergraduate degree is available online on the Apply page.
Official transcripts from all previous college work
Contact the registrar at each previous college or university attended to request an official transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College.
Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? What do we need to know when considering your application.
TOEFL scores, if applicable
International students who are not native English speakers must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores at the time of application. Completion of a bachelor’s degree at a US college or University may be accepted as documentation of English language skills.
- $35 application fee
Payment may be submitted by credit card online as part of your application, or via check or money order payable to Washington University in St. Louis. You may pay the fee by cash at the University College office.
Minor in Anthropology (15 units)
Required Courses (6 units)
- Introduction to Human Evolution (U69 150)
- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (U69 160)
- Introduction to Archaeology (U69 190)
Elective Courses (9 units)
- Advanced-level courses in Anthropology
|Sample Anthropology Courses|
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