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Medical Anthropology (Bachelor of Arts)

When you pursue a bachelor’s degree in medical anthropology, you’ll develop the skills necessary to implement health care in an increasingly complex world while considering the importance of culture. This sociocultural approach, emphasized by fieldwork, is what makes Creighton’s medical anthropology program so unique.

Learn the skills it takes to analyze health care locally, nationally and internationally and make a difference in a variety of fields including epidemiology and criminology. Students are prepared for advanced studies and employment with organizations such as the World Health Organization or U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

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Program Details

As a medical anthropology student, you’ll learn about the factors that influence health and well-being, the experience and distribution of illness, the prevention and treatment of sickness, healing processes, therapy management and the cultural importance of having multiple medical systems. This knowledge is vital to developing, assessing and improving health care programs and services.

Medical Anthropology Minor

The 18-credit minor introduces students to the study of medical anthropology under a cultural lens.

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.

Medical Anthropology and Sociology Society

  • Medical anthropology students come together to increase knowledge of world issues pertaining to the overall health of society in an attempt to create social justice. We strive to help those who are interested in the medical anthropology field as well as those who may be stigmatized or marginalized in the community.

NETwork Against Malaria

  • NETwork Against Malaria raises awareness of the plight of Malaria in Uganda and attempts to raise funds for malaria prevention/relief. In addition, NETwork Against Malaria intends to provide community education on health and wellness of people of the Hoima Diocese in Uganda.

Students work individually with faculty members to arrange internship and service-learning opportunities that are customized according to students’ unique interests and career goals.

Students with a degree in medical anthropology often pursue an MA or a PhD in medical anthropology or seek admission to various schools training students in health professions.

Students have strong employment prospects for academic and nonacademic positions. Within academia, there has been steady growth in the number of faculty positions for medical anthropologists over the last decade. Medical anthropologists are also well qualified for faculty positions in medicine, public health, nursing and allied disciplines.

Medical anthropologists also have strong prospects for nonacademic positions in government and the nonprofit or private sectors. Employment opportunities come from organizations such as the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, international development agencies and domestic nonprofit organizations. Medical anthropologists work in a variety of fields, including health care, education, epidemiology, archaeology and criminology.

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