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BA Anthropology

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
3 Years
 Start month
July

 Tuition fee

International
46040 USD
National
46040 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department
Department of Anthropology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600
15

World University Ranking

About this course

Anthropology examines how cultures provide frames for the ways people think, act and make sense of their society. Now, with the quickening movement of culture, ideas and people we seek to examine the forms of life that emerge from this movement and the interactions and conflicts that result. Barnard Anthropology provides students new ways to perceive and analyze the world, to understand difference and to think on a global scale while still focused on the lived experiences of everyday life.

Faculty interests include: religion, the role of media in social life, globalization, conservation and the environment, science and medicine, technology, tourism and development, visual and material cultures and the linguistic shaping persons and everyday life.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be well-prepared for a college like Barnard, it is important to think about the academic community you are hoping to join. Barnard's general education requirements cover a wide range of subjects: literature, the social sciences, language and the arts, lab sciences, and quantitative areas. For this reason, you should acquire a strong foundation in high school, taking courses from the core academic subjects: math, science, English, history, and foreign language. Do your best to take the most rigorous classes available to you in which you can do your best work. For transfer students, our recommendations are similar. Take courses that are recommended to fulfill general requirements in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. If an area is a relative weakness, continue taking that subject while pursuing advanced coursework in areas of relative strength. Remember, we hope to see how you might contribute to our intellectual community, and your choices tell us what kind of a student you will be.

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Course Modules

Requirements for the major

Eleven courses are required for the major, including:

ANTH UN 1002 The Interpretation of Culture

and one of the following introductory classes:
ANTH UN 1007 The Origins of Human Society
ANTH UN 1008 The Rise of Civilization
ANTH UN 1009 Introduction to Language and Culture
EEEB UN 1010 The Human Species: Its Place in Nature

plus:
ANTH UN 3040 Anthropological Theory I
ANTH UN 3041 Anthropological Theory II


plus:
BC 3871 Senior Thesis Seminar I
BC 3872 Senior Thesis Seminar II

and:
Five electives in the major, only one of which may be a further introductory class.
Three electives must be 3000 level or higher and must be taken at Barnard or Columbia.

FORMER Major requirements

(for those enrolled in the major before June 2009)

TEN COURSES ARE REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR, INCLUDING

ANTH UN 1002 The Interpretation of Culture

and two of the following:
ANTH UN 1007 The Origins of Human Society
ANTH UN 1008 The Rise of Civilization
ANTH UN 1009 Introduction to Language and Culture
EEEB UN 1010 The Human Species: Its Place in Nature

plus:
ANTH UN 3040 Anthropological Theory I
ANTH UN 3041 Anthropological Theory II

plus:
BC 3871 Senior Seminar I
BC 3872 Senior Thesis Seminar II

and:
three electives within the major

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How to Apply

Submit all supporting materials

  • Request that all official high school and college transcripts be sent to Barnard College along with your high school's profile. Your guidance counselor will also need to submit the School Report.
  • Submit official standardized testing. For more information, please view
  • Submit Teacher Evaluation forms. We require letters from two teachers that taught you in core academic subjects (English, foreign language, history [social science], mathematics, or science) in your final two years of secondary school.
  • Your counselor will submit the mid-year report with your first semester senior grades by March 1st via the common application.
  • Submit TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable). In addition to SAT/ACT requirements, TOEFL/IELTS scores are required for students whose primary language is not English and who have not been enrolled in a school where English is the primary medium of instruction for four consecutive years

Optional Supplemental Materials

  • Students may choose to complete an on-campus or off-campus interview. For information on how and when to schedule an interview, please visit our admissions interview page. 
  • Students may choose to submit supplementary portfolios (art—including film, photo, drawing, painting, sculpture—music, dance, theatre, or creative writing) for review via Slideroom. 
    Please note: Supplementary material will not be reviewed by Barnard faculty, and unfortunately, during high volume periods, we cannot guarantee it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. 

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