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Sociology and Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


 The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Manhattanville College aims to develop a critical awareness of this relationship between the individual and the larger society in both a contemporary and historical context. Our department seeks to develop students’ awareness and understanding of global forces, and we encourage students to work for social justice and social change. 

Our sociology and anthropology courses are designed to enhance students’ personal development by examining the major social forces that influence our lives. By understanding the social roots of personal concerns and social issues, we are better able to construct a more just society.

aculty in the department conduct research and teach in urban sociology, historical sociology, globalization, contemporary China, work and occupations, media, gender, women’s studies, political sociology, social movements, culture, environmental sociology, and animals and society, among other areas.

Our majors receive rigorous training in social theory and in social science research methods. All majors complete a senior thesis on a topic of their choosing, under the close mentorship of faculty in the department. Many of our majors have presented their research at Manhattanville College’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair, as well as at regional and national conferences.

Our sociology and anthropology students frequently volunteer with nonprofit agencies and other social justice organizations, and we design our courses to include experiential learning. Environmental Sociology students work in the community garden every year, and major Claudia Calascione '15 says: “It is one thing to sit in class and talk about how people are both harming and helping the environment, but it is an entirely different thing to go outdoors and actually work with nature alongside your classmates. It makes everything in class real and also helps build relationships between peers.”

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Writing
  • Anthropology of Space and Landscape
  • Class On Class
  • Colonialism and Postcolonialism
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Critical Policy Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • If submitting scores our codes are: SAT - 2397; ACT - 2800
  • Personal Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal interview is optional, but strongly encouraged (and required in some cases). 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18230 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18230 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Harrison

  • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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