General Description / Special Programs
General Anthropology, with Concentrations in: Culture & Communication; Indigenous Worlds; Medical Anthropology, Ethics & Care.
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Degrees
Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD. Anthropology MA. Anthropology BA major with optional Concentrations in Culture & Communication; Indigenous Worlds; Medical Anthropology, Ethics & Care. Anthropology BA minor. Minor in Global Culture & Commerce.
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
33 semester hours of credit, with distribution requirements in three subfields (sociocultural, archaeology, linguistics)
MA/MS Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
MA/MS
MA/ MS Requirements 24 semester hours of courses, 1 modern language equivalent to at least 2 years of college credit, MA exam or thesis/ critical review essay option in consultation with advisor
PhD Field Areas
Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Phd
Phd Requirements Minimum of 30 hours beyond MA level, 2 modern languages or equivalent, critical review essays covering one theoretical area and one regional area of the student's choice, proposal defense, original research, dissertation with public defense
Phd Specializations Archaeology, Linguistic Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology
Other Degree Field Areas
Global Culture and Commerce, Undergraduate Minor
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Grants Or Funding Ph.D. students receive Department fellowships of tuition plus $18,000 stipend for 5 years (usually including teaching assistantships) plus support for five summers, at $4,000.00 per summer. Other awards available through internal and external competitions.
Support Opportunities Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Awards; Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities Graduate Summer Research Grants; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Foreign Study Fellowships; Jefferson Foundation Dissertation Write-Up Fellowships; Virginia and Dell Hymes Dissertation Write-up Fellowship in Linguistic Anthropology; Edith and Victor Turner Dissertation Write-Up Fellowship in Sociocultural Anthropology; James Deetz Dissertation Write-Up Fellowship in Archaeological Anthropology; Instructorships in Anthropology and other departments and programs
Program Details
Research Facilities Archaeology laboratories; Anthropology Department Library; Virginia and Dell Hymes Linguistic Anthropology Library; Department Computer Facility; Carter G Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies; Alderman Library Electronic Text Center; Scholars' Lab for Digital Research and Scholarly Analysis; Robertson Media Center; Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
Collections Arapesh Grammar and Digital Language Archive; Chaco Research Archive; Mopan Digital Language Archive; Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection; Fralin Museum
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Virginia Anthropology Society
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0