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Smith College

48 months
53940 USD/year
53940 USD/year
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Two elements of the Anthropology major at the Smith College are particularly useful in a world increasingly marked by global movements of populations: a foundational knowledge of the societies and cultures of distinct parts of the world and a grasp of the methods by which those societies may be studied in a respectful manner. 


An appreciation for the complexity of cultures is a critical skill in any profession that reaches across social divides.

Goals for Majors in Anthropology

Students should have:

  • an understanding of the breadth of the subfields of cultural anthropology and/or archeology
  • knowledge of the research methods used by anthropologists
  • an understanding of the concept of culture and how cultural processes work in the production of meaning
  • knowledge of the theoretical foundations of the discipline
  • knowledge of the ethical implications of research
  • the ability to apply 1–5 to real-world situations both inside and outside of academia

Student Learning Outcomes

All majors in Anthropology at the Smith College are expected to demonstrate:

  • The ability to communicate in writing and in oral presentations in classrooms and other settings
  • The ability to conduct library or document based research
  • The ability to read and interpret professional publications in anthropology
  • Understanding of the links among anthropological data, method and theory
  • Understanding of the possible impacts of anthropological knowledge on broader questions of policy, political participation, and the allocation of diverse tangible and intangible resources

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • The Archaeology of Food
  • Africa and the Environment
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Biopower, Bioplitics and Governance

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Official SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET*
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Northampton

1156 - 2393 USD /month
Living costs

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


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