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Anthropology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Middletown, CT, United States
The discipline of anthropology is as much one of the humanities as one of the social sciences, and it also has affinities with the natural sciences through its archaeological and biological anthropology components. Anthropology majors are expected to pursue an individually tailored concentration of courses designed in consultation with their advisors.
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Overview

At Wesleyan, attention is paid to cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology. Courses are offered in cultural, social, and archaeological theory and method, as well as in a wide range of specializations, including feminist and gender studies, urban anthropology, globalization, popular culture, and the ethnography and archaeology of particular regions around the world.

The discipline of anthropology is as much one of the humanities as one of the social sciences, and it also has affinities with the natural sciences through its archaeological and biological anthropology components. Anthropology majors are expected to pursue an individually tailored concentration of courses designed in consultation with their advisors. These individual programs should draw on courses available in this department and others. No more than three courses taken outside Wesleyan may be counted toward the major.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

We encourage students to include one course from outside the discipline of anthropology as one of the four courses in their concentration. Concentrations are conceived of as flexible specializations reflecting students’ particular areas of interest. Students work with their faculty advisors to decide on a coherent set of four that demonstrate their specific focus within anthropology. Our areas of concentration currently include:

  • Social and cultural theory
  • Crafting ethnography
  • Producing and consuming culture
  • Colonial and postcolonial worlds
  • Capitalist modernities: past and present
  • Social and political geographies
  • Material culture and temporal processes
  • Axes of difference
  • Embodiment and biopolitics
  • Performance, representation, identity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

    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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General Requirements

  • Completed Common Application, including Wesleyan’s member-specific questions
  • Secondary School Report and official high school transcript(s)
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-year Grade Report
  • Two Teacher Evaluations—applicants are encouraged to submit one teacher recommendation from a humanities and social science teacher and one from a math or science teacher
  • $55 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver
  • Interviews – Not required, but highly recommended as they allow exchange of information between student and University.
  • Supplemental Materials – Pieces of work that are relevant for the music, theatre or visual arts programs shall be submitted only when applying for such bachelors or masters degrees.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50942 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    52174 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52174 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Middletown

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Student Loans:

  • First Year: $3,500
  • Sophomore: $4,500
  • Junior: $5,500
  • Senior: $5,500

Federal Perkins Loan:

  • 5% fixed interest
  • Ten-year repayment begins nine months after graduation.
  • Deferments are granted while you are in college and for graduate or professional study or for economic hardship as defined by the Department of Education.

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