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Sociology and Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Spartanburg, SC, United States
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology allows students to immerse themselves in the study of society and culture. Students have the opportunity to learn about human thoughts and behaviors through time, from the prehistoric past through the current day.
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The advanced courses in sociology deepen the student’s understanding of the discipline. The development of sociological theory explores the broad range of ideas which have been developed over the centuries by social thinkers and which gave birth to sociology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Social research provides an overview of how sociologists collect and analyze data and requires students to carry out an actual research project. Finally, the capstone course gives students an opportunity to work closely with the sociology faculty in doing research and reviewing what they have learned in the major.

Other advanced courses examine disciplinary specialties, including several courses in anthropology such as ecological anthropology and medical anthropology. There are also opportunities for independent study and special topics courses from a sociology faculty that has wide interests.

Career Possibilities:

A major in sociology can prepare students for a variety of careers. Wofford sociology majors are now lawyers, police officers, businesspeople, social workers, counselors, ministers, soldiers, teachers, urban planners. They also include the former academic dean of Wofford and other college professors.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeology and Physical Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology and Communications
  • Human Ecology
  • Ethnography
  • Ethnographic Film
  • Ecological Anthropology Medical Anthropology
  • Global Health
  • Case Studies in Public Health 
  • Social Problems
  • Urban Sociology
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Social Psychology

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

  • Complete the  Common Application, including the Wofford College member page.
  • Submit the School Report form and your high school transcript(s).
  • Submit your official test scores.
  • The TOEFL (minimum score 90) or IELTS (minimum score 7) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. If a minimum score is not met, a recorded or scored interview may be taken into consideration. We are happy to recommend  Initial View, ACTFL OPIc, and Vericant. 
  • The SAT or ACT is a requirement for native English speakers. SAT or ACT scores are expected from all international applicants unless students are unable to reach a testing center.Submit completed  Financial Certification for International Students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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