Anthropology, B.A. | Skidmore College | Saratoga Springs, United States
48 months
60302 USD/year
60302 USD/year
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The Anthropology BA program from Skidmore College introduces students to fieldwork and the importance of theoretical concepts in anthropological research, while, at the same time, developing their skills in critical thinking. 


Anthropology is the study of the human condition, past and present. The Anthropology BA program from Skidmore College concentrates on three sub-areas within anthropology: cultural anthropology, which studies the ways of life of different groups and communities in the present; archaeology, which studies the human past through its physical remains; and biological anthropology, which focuses on the adaptations, variability and evolution of humans and their living and fossil relatives. By exploring the complexities of culture, social action and biology, our students investigate and appreciate human diversity. In the support of a liberal arts education, we encourage students to develop interdisciplinary interests by bridging anthropology with the natural and social sciences, humanities, and arts, and to explore those interests through coursework, individual research projects, internships, and study abroad experiences. Through studying the breadth and scope of the human experience, students become responsible, informed global citizens.

In the course of their studies, anthropology students will acquire the following skills:

  • Use anthropological concepts and ideas to think critically, challenge cultural generalizations and stereotypes, and productively engage cultural difference;
  • Understand contemporary anthropology in the light of its history;
  • Employ methods of data collection, conduct data analysis, and write evidence-based reports and papers;
  • Employ theoretical concepts in writing;
  • Follow the writing conventions in anthropology;
  • Integrate visual information in papers and reports;
  • Effectively deliver oral presentations;
  • Relate the anthropology major to current world issues; and
  • Relate the anthropology major to life after Skidmore.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Anthropology 
  • Anthropology of the Human Past
  • Honors: Anthropology of the Human Past 
  • Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Archaeological Field Methods
  • Archaeological Research
  • Mesoamerican Archaeology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Secondary School Report filled out by secondary school guidance counselor or school administrator (includes official high school transcript).
  • Two academic Teacher Evaluation Reports .
  • Midyear Report filled out by secondary school guidance counselor or school administrator or school administrator or school administrator
  • English Language Proficiency test scores for those for whom English is not their first language.
  • English fluency is required of all students as Skidmore's liberal arts curriculum is based heavily on written and oral communication. All students must have the ability to communicate inside and outside the classroom. 
  • Secondary school and university-level transcripts and recommendations. Those not in English should be accompanied by an English translation. 
  • $65 application fee (check or credit card accepted). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60302 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 60302 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    60302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60302 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Saratoga Springs

1282 - 2794 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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