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Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Vermillion, SD, United States
Anthropology explores the diversity of humankind from biological, cultural, historical and material perspectives. University of South Dakota provides a general education in four subfields: Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Physical Anthropology.
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Overview

The B.A. program emphasizes the humanistic elements of anthropology and culture. The B.S. program emphasizes the humanistic and scientific elements in anthropology and culture.

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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
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Socio-Cultural Theory
  • Practice of Anthropology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    530

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official high school (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting one of the following.
  • ACT English 18+ OR SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500+
  • International students who graduated from an U.S. high school may be eligible to have the English proficiency requirement waived if they have a 2.6 or higher GPA (grade point average) and an official ACT or an SAT test score.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12807 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12807 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12807 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12807 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9693 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9693 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vermillion

  • 1024 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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