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Anthropology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Sherman, TX, United States
Anthropology, the study of human cultural diversity, involves four distinct sub-fields: cultural anthropology, archeology, physical anthropology, and socio-linguistics. All four sub-fields explore how culture shapes the human experience, the forces and processes that have shaped human biology and society over time, and the ways in which human societies are similar to and different from each other.
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Cultural anthropology, the sub-field which is emphasized at Austin College, investigates human experience within different cultural settings by actually entering into those cultures and studying those groups from their own perspectives.

The programme

The courses offered in anthropology, a department within the Social Sciences, explore a wide range of societies and communities, from gatherers and hunters to tribal groups, peasants, urban peoples in the third world, and ethnic groups in the United States and around the world. Courses deal comparatively with contemporary issues such as gender and family structures, race and ethnicity, development, colonialism and the shaping of the world system, politics and the exercise of power, war and peacemaking, the relationships of society to the environment, and others. As an integrative science, anthropology has links to other disciplines and programs including history, biology, religion, environmental studies, gender studies, area studies programs, and the other social sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Socio-Cultural Anthropology
  • Research Methods
  • History of Anthropological Thought
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Environment and Culture

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

  • Common Application for Admission
  • One Admission Essay (250-650 words; topic of your choice)
  • School Report or Counselor Recommendation Letter
  • Teacher Evaluation or Teacher Recommendation Letter
  • High School Transcript
  • Testing Options
  • Submit Standardized Test Scores
International Students:
  • Common Application for Admission
  • One Admission Essay (250 word minimum)
  • Counselor Recommendation Letter
  • Teacher Recommendation Letter
  • High School Transcript
  • Official Standardized Test Score

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41155 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41155 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    41155 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41155 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Sherman

  • 869 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Academic scholarships in amounts ranging from $13,000 to $26,000 per year are available to international students. To qualify, a student must complete all admission procedures no later than January 15 and be admitted to Austin College. No additional scholarship application is necessary.

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