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Cultural Anthropology Degree (Bachelor of Arts)

Are you intrigued by the differences and similarities in cultures? With a cultural anthropology degree from Creighton, you’ll learn how people in different cultures interact and how to analyze the problems that arise when cultures differ. This understanding will allow you to help solve differences and bring people together to address inequalities.

Learn about cultural diversity in social structures, language, archeology, art, technology, religion, health, gender, political structure, economics and environments.

At Creighton, you’ll learn how culture influences human behavior and you’ll be well prepared for a fascinating career in public service or the private and nonprofit sectors.

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Program Details

Program Goals

With a cultural anthropology major, you will:

  • Practice qualitative research methods
  • Understand the traditional four-field approach to the study of culture
  • Study complex interrelationships between individuals, society and environment
  • Learn how to study and analyze problems that arise from cultural differences in diverse national and international settings
  • Solve cultural differences and bring people together to address inequalities

A major in cultural anthropology combines well with interests in a wide variety of topics such as languages, justice and society, sustainability, medicine, business, sociology, art, religion and communications.


As a cultural anthropology major, you’ll take courses such as:

  • Introduction to Anthropology: Human and Cultural Diversity
  • Social and Cultural Theory
  • Global Citizenship
  • Food Society and Environment

Cultural anthropology students work individually with faculty members to arrange internship and service-learning opportunities that are customized for each student’s unique interests and career goals.

Minor in Cultural Anthropology

A minor in anthropology introduces you to the traditional 4-field approach to the study of culture. Students can focus their study on religion, specific cultures or a particular region of the world.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Recent Creighton graduates in cultural anthropology have had volunteer experiences with Americorps Vista programs, as well as gained employment with:

  • Gretchen Swanson Nutritional Center
  • Refugee Empowerment Center
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Namaste House

Recent cultural anthropology graduates have enrolled in graduate studies at prestigious universities all over the world to study law, public health and forensics, including:

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Drexel University School of Public Health
  • Melbourne University, Australia
  • Stanford University, School of Fine Arts and Film Making
  • Sydney Medical School
  • University of Arkansas, School of Public Service
  • University of Iowa, School of Law

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