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Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sweet Briar, VA, United States
Anthropology studies all of the human experience across a range of perspectives, while archaeology examines our past through material remains such as objects, artifacts, sites and monuments. Together, they encompass the study of humankind.
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Overview

Anthropology students examine how human biology sets the stage for human experience, how language works in social contexts, how people lived in the past and how those lives changed or how people in different places and in different parts of society organize and experience their current world.

Anthropologists may probe how environmental changes have been linked to social and cultural change, how gender, ethnicity or national identities shape human experiences, or how people think about love and romance in conditions of market liberalization and globalization.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)

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

Programme Structure

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  •  Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  •  Ethnography
  • Cultural Perspectives on the Family and Society
  • Gender and Society
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Directed Study
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Mediterranean
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
  • Politics of Identity: Nations and their Fragments
  • Visual Anthropology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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General Requirements

  • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
  • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
  • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
  • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
  • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
  • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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