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Anthropology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
South Hadley, MA, United States
Mount Holyoke’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a wide range of courses in cultural anthropology. Courses required for the Bachelor in Anthropology from Mount Holyoke College are introduction to cultural anthropology, research methods, history of anthropological ideas, and anthropological theory.
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Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College is devoted to the study of human cultural diversity through time and around the world. The Bachelor in Anthropology from Mount Holyoke College approach is crosscultural, the perspective non-ethnocentric. The analytic tools will help students make sense of the human condition no matter how familiar or foreign it may seem. Our courses are designed to expose students to a variety of cultures and introduce them to the different topics, theories, and methods of the discipline of anthropology.

The Department of Anthropology at Mount Holyoke invites students to explore cultures and connections. Faculty members are committed to helping students better understand the world even as global processes grow increasingly complicated and new forms of cultural identity evolve.

Majors learn how to use theories and methodologies to challenge assumptions and test hypotheses. Along with developing advanced research skills, students have opportunities for fieldwork, internships, and independent studies.

Anthropology provides a solid base for a range of careers, including:

  • education
  • international affairs
  •  museum work 
  • law
  •  medicine
  •  public administration
  • public health 
  • rural and urban planning
  •  social work.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Development of Anthropological Thought
  • Doing Ethnography: Research Methods in Anthropology
  • Issues in Contemporary Anthropological Theory
  • Issues in Anthropology
  • Special Topics in Anthropology: 'Feminist Health Politics'

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

  • Submit the Common Application
  • SAT I, SAT II, and ACT test scores are optional, though you are welcome to submit them
  • If you are applying for financial aid, it is important to know the deadlines and what forms are required
  • Mount Holyoke strongly recommends scheduling an interview with an admission counselor or alumna representative prior to applying
  • If you have athletic talents, Mount Holyoke is happy to receive portfolios, tapes, slides, or videos that showcase your talent
  • If you have devoted a significant amount of time to art, dance, film, music, or theatre and you plan to continue it at Mount Holyoke as a major, you may submit examples of your work as a supplement to your application
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Hadley

  • 1068 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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