• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Wilmington, NC, United States
Anthropology program at University of North Carolina Wilmington is a broad and unique field, that examines humankind both scientifically and humanistically. Anthropology looks at the human experience from a holistic, cross-cultural perspective, and encompasses several different approaches.
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Overview

These approaches comprise the four subfields of the discipline of Anthropology in the United States: cultural anthropology, physical/biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics. 

At University of North Carolina Wilmington, we offer an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, with three possible concentrations: cultural anthropology, physical/biological anthropology, and archaeology. Our faculty is comprised of accomplished professionals in this field, from archaeologists to forensic anthropologists.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students taking this major (or minor) will be able to fulfill the following learning outcomes by the end of their course of study. All of these learning outcomes articulate with UNCW learning goals, and are crucial to understanding the study of human origins, behavior and diversity.

  • Students will demonstrate understanding of the origins of cultural and biological diversity.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history of anthropology and contemporary issues in the discipline
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of approaches to understanding the sociocultural aspects of the human experience
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of methods, objectives, and issues in archaeology
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the biological diversity of the human species
  • Students will able to demonstrate effective and clear communication, both written and oral

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Archaeology 
  • Physical Anthropology
  • History of Anthropological Theory 
  • Language and Culture
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology
  • International Student Exchange

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed online application.
  • Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).
  • Essay & short answer
  • An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9254 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9254 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2222 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wilmington

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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