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Anthropology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Claremont, CA, United States
Study the diversity of human culture and the dynamics of social organization around the world, both past and present with this Anthropology program at Pomona College.
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Across time and around the world, anthropologists explore the range of human life, cultures and social structures. The work is typically field-based using ethnographic methods.

Learning outcomes

Anthropology  major and minor at Pomona College are based on cross-cultural, bio-cultural and holistic approaches—including sociocultural, linguistic and applied—to the scientific understanding of human behavior and society.

Electives include Medical Anthropology; Globalization; Social Life of Media; and the Anthropology of Sports.

Majors are encouraged to experience another culture by studying abroad or participating in a summer field program. Your senior exercise may be based on library research or original fieldwork conducted during study abroad. A public policy major in anthropology is also available.

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 included:
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Language, Thought and Culture
  • Power, Politics and Culture
  • Applied Anthropology
  • Methods in Anthropological Inquiry
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Theory in Anthropology
  • Sexual Politics of the Modern Middle East
  • The Social Life of Media
  • Love, Labor and Law Across Borders
  • Understanding Religion
  • Ethnic Nationalism Globalization
  • Comparative Muslim Societies in Asia
  • Anthropology of Chinese Society
  • The Anthropology of Sports
  • Anthropology of Food
  • Production and Reception of Icons
  • Memory, Truth, Justice; Violence & Human Rights in Latin America

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.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • School Report and Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $70 or fee waiver
  • Test scores for international applicants
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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