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Anthropology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Anthropology studies humankind, comparing peoples of all places and times to understand the panorama of human existence. The field looks at the human experience through aspects like language, biology, religion, family life, politics, economics, and others.
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While many anthropologists work in other cultures amid exotic settings, MTSU's program also emphasizes the practical aspects of anthropology to help solve human problems. Sub-disciplines are introduced in archaeology, ethnology, biological anthropology, and linguistics. A special emphasis is on fieldwork.

Hands-on archaeology experience in field
  • An annual summer field school is offered in archaeology. Past sites include 1,500-year-old Native American mound centers, frontier forts, slave cabins, and an early-mid-19th-century church. The program has internships in archaeology with the National Park Service at Big South Fork, plus offering international field opportunities.
An anthropology degree can prepare a student for jobs with museums and archives, education, archaeology, government, non-profits, business, and communications. Students may specialize through graduate programs or prepare for advanced degrees in law, medicine, forensics, or genetic counseling.
  • Antique and collectibles shops
  • Archaeology companies
  • Archives
  • Art galleries
  • Bilingual education
  • Colleges and universities
  • Community centers
  • Consulting
  • Cultural brokerage
  • Diversity training
  • Documentary film making
  • Environmental impact assessment

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • ANTH 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • ANTH 2210 - Introduction to World Prehistory
  • ANTH 2230 - Tennessee Archaeology
  • ANTH 2240 - Sunken Continents, Lost Tribes, and Ancient Astronauts
  • ANTH 2740 - Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
  • ANTH 2800 - Professions in Anthropology
  • ANTH 3010 - Ethnology
  • ANTH 3110 - Cross-Cultural Media Studies
  • ANTH 3120 - Popular Culture in Global Perspective
  • ANTH 3130 - Anthropology of Music
  • ANTH 3210 - Archaeology
  • ANTH 3240 - Ancient Civilizations
  • ANTH 3310 - Human Origins
  • ANTH 3410 - Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANTH 3509 - Peoples and Cultures of China and Japan
  • ANTH 3510 - Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
  • ANTH 3514 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  • ANTH 3515 - Peoples and Cultures of Native North America
  • ANTH 3516 - Peoples and Cultures of Europe
  • ANTH 3517 - Peoples and Cultures of Brazil

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    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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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements Application form for admission

  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form available here.
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
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