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Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cortland, NY, United States
Immerse yourself in the study of the human condition. Examine how societies and cultures are formed and how they shape and are shaped by human behavior.The Anthropology major from Suny Cortland provides students the opportunity to undertake a broad based study of the anthropological approaches to understanding past and present human cultural structures.
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This Anthropology major is particularly suitable for those interested in teaching professions, continued graduate study or international aid agencies.

Upon successful completion of this program at Suny Cortland, students will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and areas of work in the five sub-disciplines within the anthropological discipline
  • Understand the process of "doing fieldwork," i.e., methodologically, and/or carry out one's research agenda in any of the five sub-disciplines.
  • Acquire a thorough knowledge of the major anthropological theoretical frameworks within the discipline as utilized in the past and present.
  • Understand the fundamental processes involved in addressing a research topic or building a hypothesis as the basis for proceeding with anthropological fieldwork (in any subfield).
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate their own ideas, and the ideas of others, clearly and effectively in writing.

Career Potential

  • Corporate positions in culture management
  • International aid agency positions such as U.S.A.I.D
  • S. government/State Department positions
  • Education/teaching including Native American schools (with certification)
  • A.R.E. posts
  • Primate rehabilitation centers, zoos such as World/National Wildlife Federation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cultural Anthropology 
  • Archaeological Principles in Cultural Context
  • Human Evolution and Survival
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Anthropological Methods 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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