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Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
Students who choose to major in Anthropology at Ohio University receive training in the core subfields of the discipline and choose from a variety of topics that allow for greater specialization.
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Faculty members conduct extended research in Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the United States, and they are dedicated to bringing their real-world experiences into the classroom. Faculty members devote much attention to students, and Anthropology majors at Ohio University have many opportunities to work closely with their professors.

Key facts:

To earn a B.A. in Anthropology, students take at least 11 courses in Anthropology for a total of 33 semester credit hours, including introductory courses in cultural, biological, and archaeological anthropology. They work with an adviser from the Anthropology program to select from a flexible range of courses that best suit their interests and the university's requirements for graduation.

Because Anthropology has applications to and connections with so many other disciplines, students are encouraged to plan their program of study to include courses from Biology, Geological Sciences, Geography, History, Sociology, and Psychology. They are also encouraged to take courses from other academic programs in which Anthropology faculty members participate, such as Global Studies, Classics & World Religions, Women's Studies, War and Peace Studies, and Environmental Studies.

The Anthropology program offers several advantages to its majors:

  • Hands-on Experience—Ohio University's Field School of Archaeology gives students the chance to receive hands-on experience in current archaeological techniques and laboratory analysis of archaeological material in a field school taught by Ohio University Anthropology faculty. In addition, the Biological Anthropology Laboratory gives students hands-on experience through its extensive skeletal collection.
  • Undergraduate Research—Ohio University funds competitive grants for undergraduate research projects and holds an annual research symposium that enables students to present their work to the university community.
  • Study Abroad—Ohio University's Office of Global Opportunities serves a growing number of students who are choosing to travel and study outside of the United States, offering traditional semester and summer programs, internship placements, volunteer projects and faculty-led programs to more than 30 destinations worldwide. The Anthropology program offers a special Spring Break Study Abroad course tailored for its majors on human rights law, and justice in Northern Ireland.

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
  • Biological Anthropology
  • World Archaeology
  • North American Prehistory
  • South American Prehistory
  • Mexican/Central American Prehistory
  • Human Ecology

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.

  • 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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    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

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

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