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Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
The Anthropology program offered by University of Vermont is flexible enough for you to pursue specialized interests in the discipline. In addition to a more generalized program, concentrations or major foci include archaeology and heritage management, anthropology of global health, and a social action focus.


The Anthropology program offered by University of Vermont has been equipping citizens to make a positive impact on a local and global scale. At the same time, we're progressive, integrating traditional studies like archaeology with contemporary topics. A UVM anthropology degree will give you a firm grounding in the discipline while providing you with the skills to meet the world’s challenges head-on, hands-on.

The mission of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Vermont is to produce influential research in anthropology integrated with an outstanding undergraduate liberal arts education. Drawing on the interdisciplinary four-field tradition, we emphasize strong training in contemporary anthropological theory, research methods, and ethical practices, with the goal of preparing students to think critically and act as engaged citizens for the common good. Together as students and faculty, our scholarly community mobilizes anthropological knowledge to address questions of culture and its role in a diverse and changing world.

  • Our program introduces students to the distinct areas of anthropological knowledge, which gives them an opportunity to follow a path that corresponds most closely to their interests.
  • Specialized research within the subfields benefits from a holistic grounding in the larger questions and concerns that interest the whole discipline.
  • In recent years, some cutting-edge areas of research have emerged that cross subdisciplinary boundaries, such as biocultural research and ethnoarchaeology.
  • Students benefit from conversations faculty from different subfields have with each other about common and divergent perspectives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • ArchaeoIcgy of the Americas
  • Prehistory of Narth America
  • Prehistory of the US Southwest
  • Death, 3urial, and Culture
  • North American Indians
  • Cultures cf South America
  • Indians of the NET Vermont
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Anthropology of Sports
  • Anthropology of Crisis   
  • History of Anthropology   

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Official secondary school transcript sent directly to Admissions by your high school
  • Official translation of transcripts if not already in English
  • First quarter grades or mid-year grades if available
  • One letter of recommendation is required

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      Tuition Fee

      • International

        1674 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 1674 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
      • National

        664 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 664 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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      Living costs for Burlington

      • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
        Living Costs

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