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Anthropology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Lexington, KY, United States
The Anthropology program at Transylvania University provides students with a broad base for understanding and interpreting human action in a variety of prehistorical, historical and contemporary contexts.
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The Anthropology program at Transylvania University has great appeal to students who are interested in how other people live, have a curiosity about where humans came from and would like to learn more about the past than is found in history books.

As the comparative, cross-cultural study of human experience and behavior, anthropology is typically divided into four subfields—cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology and linguistics. Transylvania’s program emphasizes cultural anthropology and archaeology and features course subjects that range from human origins and evolution to religion, gender studies, underwater archaeology and Latin American prehistory, among others.

Anthropology students at Transylvania have opportunities for many out-of-class learning experiences, including the chance to do research with professors in the program. Chris Begley, associate professor of anthropology, has taken students to Honduras, Suriname, Guyana, Peru, Iceland, Spain, Albania and elsewhere, involving students in his ongoing research in Croatia, Honduras and Suriname.

Possible Career Options

  • International development program staff
  • National and international non-governmental organization associate
  • Community organizer
  • Urban planning and development specialist
  • Diversity trainer
  • Interpreter/Medical interpreter
  • Non-profit group organizer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications received from first-time students after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Human Origins
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Junior Seminar: History and Theory of Anthropology
  • Senior Seminar
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Admissions Essay
  • Official Secondary School Transcript
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, ACT and/or SAT scores
  • Counselor's Evaluation and Recommendation
  • Teacher's Evaluation and Recommendation
  • Official College Transcripts (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41610 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41610 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lexington

  • 908 - 1470 USD/month
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