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B.A. in Anthropology

USA

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What will I learn?

Anthropology involves the study of people, their origins, their biological variations and characteristics, their languages and cultural patterns, their social structures and institutions, and their adaptation to their environment. The department offers a major, a minor, an optional major program and a master’s program with two options. The major is designed to contribute to a student’s liberal education and to prepare the student for graduate work, teaching or other professional pursuits. The minor is designed to complement a wide variety of other majors by exposing students to key issues in multiculturalism, human diversity and anthropological methodology. Anthropological methodology in turn complements methodologies in a wide range of fields: business, health, education and allied fields in the social sciences. The optional major program is for students with highly focused interests and provides for maximum flexibility in the use of instructional resources.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will: Describe and explain human experiences and the causes and consequences of cultural diversity across space and time from an anthropological perspective; Describe and explain the evolutionary process, particularly as it relates to primate and specifically hominin evolution; Describe and explain biological and behavioral variation among human and nonhuman primates in context; Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational concept of culture and core theories in anthropology and their applications to the field; Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, collect, describe, analyze, interpret and communicate anthropological evidence according to generally accepted professional practice and ethics; Describe and explain how anthropology can be used to engage in contemporary issues and can be applied toward addressing social problems.

Which department am I in?

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$7,064.00 per year
Tuition and other fees: USD $3,532 for seven or more units per semester

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

Start date

21 January 2023

Venue

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sierra Hall, Room 401,

18111 Nordhoff Street,

NORTHRIDGE,

California,

91330, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You will be considered for admission to CSUN if you meet the following requirements: You have earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, or an average of "B" grades on an "A - F" letter grading scale. (CSUN will convert your international GPA when you apply for admission).

For international students

You will be considered for admission to CSUN if you meet the following requirements: You have earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, or an average of "B" grades on an "A - F" letter grading scale. (CSUN will convert your international GPA when you apply for admission.)

English Language Requirement

IELTS Academic - International English Language Test System: 6.0 or higher

iTEP Academic - International Test of English Proficiency: 5.0 or higher

PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English: 45 or higher

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet Based score: 61; Paper-based score: 500

 

Application deadline for Fall term is May 31st , Spring term is Oct 31st.

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

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