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College of William & Mary

48 months
40089 USD/year
40089 USD/year
17434 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Simply put, Anthropology at the College of William & Mary is the study of human beings, their complex relationships with one another, and with the world around them. 


In our department, we offer an array of coursework in all four of these sub-fields, and promote opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to develop their own research projects.  

The Anthropology department at the College of William & Mary is especially interested in promoting engaged anthropology, scholarship and teaching that works with members of diverse communities – from Virginia Indians to Mexican farmers – to carry out research that addresses their concerns and interests. These projects are crucial dimension of our ethics and practice.

Why Study Anthropology?

  • Because the study of human relationships touches on literally every aspect of our world, studying anthropology provides students with an array of indispensable opportunities. Our majors have gone on to work as everything from physicians and journalists, to playwrights and software designers. 
  • We provide access to specific institutions like museums, laboratories, and cultural resource management firms that directly make use of anthropological skills and insights. Some of our students participate in internships or conduct research within local cultural institutions that include Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne. 
  • Our methods are as diverse as scientific techniques used to understand the biochemistry of ancient agricultural or hunting practices, and the interpretive skills necessary to an ethnographic understanding of immigrants and refugees around the world.  
  • Our faculty are dedicated to insuring that our students develop the skills, concepts, and experience they need to make vital contributions to the world beyond William & Mary.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Anthropology and Language
  • Archaeological Field Methods
  • Worlds of Music
  • History of Anthropological Theories
  • Methods in Archaeology
  • Ethnographic Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17434 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Williamsburg

1306 - 2134 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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