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Sociology and Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Valdosta, GA, United States
Students in the Sociology and Anthropology undergraduate program of Valdosta State University have the unique opportunity to take core classes in both disciplines, then select a concentration in either applied and clinical sociology or anthropology.
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The Valdosta State Difference

The Sociology and Anthropology undergraduate program of Valdosta State University balances rigorous coursework with hands-on experience to prepare students for careers in the field or graduate studies. Class size in the program is small, with an average of 30 students per class. Students selecting the applied and clinical sociology concentration are required to complete an internship as part of their coursework. Internships in the areas of archaeology and cultural anthropology are strongly encouraged for students choosing the anthropology concentration. Students can gain additional hands-on experience by participating in the department’s study abroad program, in which students have traveled to locales including Belize, Mexico and France to immerse themselves in foreign culture while studying the discipline. Student organizations for majors include the VSU Anthropology Club, Alpha Kappa Delta, an international sociological honor society, and Lambda Alpha, a national anthropology honor society.

What you'll learn

Students in both the applied and clinical sociology concentration and the anthropology concentration take introductory courses in anthropology and sociology, along with foreign language courses. Students in the applied and clinical sociology concentration receive a solid foundation in sociology and take courses in theory, research methods and statistics, clinical and applied sociology and more. Graduates are prepared for careers in human services, human resources, community organization, program development and organizational management. Students may also choose to pursue graduate work in sociology, law, public administration, counseling and social work. Students who choose the anthropology concentration take courses in the four major subfields of the discipline, including cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archeology and biological anthropology. The program provides students with the skills needed to succeed in a variety of employment settings or to continue their studies in graduate school.


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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:

  • Social Problems
  • Social Statistics
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Culture and Personality
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Magic, Religion, and Witchcraft

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.

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    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

  • Complete the online application 
  • English Proficiency
  • Submit official transcripts from high school and/or all college(s) attended; only sealed, official academic records will be accepted
  • A completed Certificate of Finances statement guaranteeing that the student will have a minimum of $36,124.00 (for nine months) available for personal and educational expenses
  • Completed medical form. VSU requires that prior to registration all students present proof of two vaccines for measles and on for mumps and rubella; a tetanus booster within the last ten years; proof of disease or immunization for varicella (chicken pox); and, if under the age of 19 at time of enrollment, proof of hepatitis B series immunization
  • All international students must purchase the VSU medical insurance plan for students to cover the cost of medical treatment while in the United States
  • A copy of the student's passport/visa must be emailed to the Office of Admissions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2185 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Valdosta

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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