What will I learn?

The principal common educational objective in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is to develop a systematic understanding of social behavior, human culture, and social institutions. Knowledge of human social and cultural relationships is vital to a meaningful perspective on and understanding of the society in which we live. Contemporary societies are characterized by diversity, rapid change, complex organization, and extensive specialization. Programs of study in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology pursue the challenge of:

  • creating and disseminating general knowledge that will render this world more understandable and
  • providing an educational base for more effective and humane planning and social intervention in society.

Each of the programs of study relates to this general objective in a somewhat different manner. Students are encouraged to visit with the faculty and learn more about the programs offered in the department.

A program of study in anthropology has the objective of grounding students in three main subfields of anthropology: cultural anthropology (the comparative analysis of human lifeways around the world), archaeology (the systematic analysis of the material remains of past cultures), and physical anthropology (the study of humans as a biological species). The program prepares students both for graduate work in anthropology and for many careers in which anthropological perspectives and training are useful.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
$28,278.00 (21,00,892) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022


College of Liberal Arts



76019, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In order to be considered for freshman admission you must have completed a secondary school series equivalent to that of United States high school graduation.

For international students

Students must have completed official secondary school (high school), college level course, diplomas, certificates, and/or national test examination scores as appropriate for the educational system in their country by mail in a sealed envelope. They must possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school graduation.

The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper based test, and 79 on the internet based test. For IELTS we require a minimum score of 6.5. UTA also accepts Duolingo with a required minimum score of 105.

Admissions application priority dates: Fall: February 14; Spring: October 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Texas At Arlington

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