B.A. On Campus


University of North Carolina Wilmington

48 months
18508 USD/year
18508 USD/year
4444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2222 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 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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