What will I learn?

Anthropology is the study of human cultural and biological variation and evolution. It is a holistic discipline taking into consideration all aspects of human existence. In a general sense, anthropology is concerned with determining what humans are, how they evolved, and how they differ from one another. Anthropology is divided into three major sub-fields: cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology. The anthropology program at Texas State offers coursework and training in each of these areas.

Undergraduate Anthropology majors choose between two degrees: The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. The undergraduate curriculum for students seeking the BA and BS degrees in Anthropology is structured to ensure that all students receive the knowledge to achieve the educational outcomes prescribed by the faculty, as well as allow for flexibility in training so that the personal goals of each student is achieved. Students pursuing either degree have the opportunity to participate in department field schools and/or internship program.

Graduates can be found in a surprising array of fields and careers, such as corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions and non-profit associations. Post-graduate employment includes Education/Outreach, Archeology, Cultural Resource Management (CRM), Historic Preservation, Museum/Curation/Project Design, Community Development, Advocacy (human rights/social justice), Human/Social Services, Management Consulting/Organizational Development/Training, Computers/Software Development/Information Technology, Design (products and/or services), International Development/Affairs, Forensics, Mass Communication, Law/Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, Administration/Management, Ethnography, Evaluation/Assessment, Health (international/public health), Environment and Natural Resources, Healthcare Management/Services/Deliver, Social Impact Assessment, Market Research, and Humanitarian Efforts.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,100.00 per year
Given tuition fee is based on 15 hours per semester; summer tuition and fees: USD $9,640 (Based on 12 hours per semester)
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

Texas State University

601 University Drive,

SAN MARCOS,

Texas,

78666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a high school.

For international students

Students must have attended at least two years of school in the U.S. must provide SAT/ACT scores and meet regular freshman admission standards are as follows: Four credits of English; Four credits of Math; Four credits of Science; Three credits of Social Studies; Two credits of Foreign Language; One credit of Fine Arts; One credit of Physical Education.

Minimum Score for Regular Admission: Total: 78 (Each Section: 19; Except Writing: 18), TOEFL PBT: Total: 550, IELTS (Overall: 6.5; Each Section: 6.0), GCE/GCSE/IGCSE: Grade of "C", WASSCE: Grade of "B3".

An International Baccalaureate grade of 4 or higher in English A1 or A2 at the Higher Level or Standard Level or English B at the Higher Level is required for regular admission (predicted or actual).

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

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