B.Sc Anthropology - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 40,000 / Year


About B.Sc Anthropology

B.Sc. in Anthropology covers topics related to the similarities and differences in the behaviour of human beings. Broadly, it covers different features associated with human beings, such as culture, organisational and biological aspects. Students pursuing B.Sc. in Anthropology learn how to differentiate between people from different parts of the world and their cultures have evolved over thousands of years. This course can be divided into three major sub-topics, that are Biological Anthropology, Socio-cultural Anthropology and Archaeological Anthropology. Candidates who graduate in this field go on to pursue careers in either of these three sub-fields.

B.Sc - Anthropology Syllabus

First Year:

Introduction to Social Anthropology

Archaeological Anthropology-II

Archaeological Anthropology-I

Anthropology of Kinship

Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Biostatistics and Data Analysis

Technical Writing & Communication in English / Computational Skills




Second Year:

Theories of Culture and Society

Tribes and Peasants in India

Biology / Cell Biology-I

Biodiversity & Indigenous Knowledge / Cell Biology II

Human Genetics

Anthropology of religion, politics & economy

Molecular Biology-I

Anthropology of India / Molecular Biology-II



Third Year:

Human Ecology: Biological Dimensions

Fundamental of Human Origins and Evolution

Human Ecology: Social and Cultural Dimensions

Genomic Diversity in Human Populations

Biological Diversity in Human Populations

Fieldwork Dissertation

Genetics & Genomics-I

Anthropology in Practice / Genetics & Genomics-II


Popular Specializations of B.Sc - Anthropology

Career Options and Job Prospects

Since B.Sc. in Anthropology is such a broad course that covers the history and evolution of different human cultures, jobs available after this course are also extremely diverse. Students can pursue jobs in India as well as abroad in organisations like UNESCO, UNICEF and WHO. There are various government departments in India, such as the archaeological department that recruit candidates who have pursued B.Sc. in Anthropology. A lot of research options are also available in this field, especially after pursuing post-graduation in this anthropology.

  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Historic Buildings Inspector
  • Archaeological Field Technician
  • Cultural Anthropologists
  • Conservation Officer
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Field Investigator
  • Economic Anthropologist

Fresh graduates in anthropology can expect a starting salary of Rs. 1.2 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh per annum. Getting a good salary depends on the institute from which the student has graduated and his or her knowledge in this field. Government departments recruit B.Sc. Anthropology graduates on the basis of government entrance exams. Candidates who gain experience can earn up to Rs. 4 lakh per year under the job profiles mentioned above.