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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
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  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 May
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 172pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    Our bachelor of arts degree focuses on the interrelationships among the cultural, social and biological basis of human behavior in evolutionary and contemporary contexts. The degree emphasizes exposure to different cultures through classic ethnography, and a better understanding of the past through archaeology and human skeletal analysis. 

    Freshman Year Curriculum
    Fall Semester Courses Credits Spring Semester Courses Credits
    ANT 251 3 ANT 252, Cultural Anthropology 3
    ENG 101 Acad Writing and Research 4 Physical Education 1
    FL 201 Foreign Language 3 History 3
    History 3 Mathematics 3
    Mathematics 3 Social Science 3
    Any 100-PE in Fitness/Wellness 1    
    Sophomore Year Curriculum
    Fall Semester Courses Credits Spring Semester Courses Credits
    ANT 253 or 254 3 ANT Ethnography Elective 3
    Literature 3 Literature 3
    Social Science 3 Natural Science 4
    Free Elective 3 Philosophy 3
    Free Elective 3 Free Elective 3
    Junior Year Curriculum
    Fall Semester Courses Credits Spring Semester Courses Credits
    ANT Elective (3xx/4xx) 3 ANT 411 or ANT 483 3
    Social Science 3 ANT Elective (3xx/4xx) 3
    Natural Science 3 Arts and Letters Elective 3
    Free Elective 3 Social Science 3
    Free Elective 3 Free Elective 3
    Senior Year Curriculum
    Fall Semester Courses Credits Spring Semester Courses Credits
    ANT 416 or ANT 389 3 ANT Elective (3xx/4xx)  3
    ANT Elective (3xx/4xx) 3 Science, Tech, & Soc (STS) 3
    GEP Additional Breadth 3 Free Elective 3
    GEP Interdisc Persp 3 Free Elective 3

    Free Elective


    Free Elective

    Free Elective




    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Considered a more selective university, NC State accepts about half of those who apply for undergraduate admission. For the class of 2019, 21,104 applied and 10,584, or 50%, were accepted, of whom 4,210 enrolled.

    Members of the class of 2019 had average SAT verbal, math and writing scores of 610, 640 and 587, respectively, for a two-part total (verbal and math) of 1250 (1600-point scale) or a three-part total of 1836 (2400-point scale). The 4,210 students who enrolled had an average high school GPA of 4.44; 40%, or 1,677, ranked in the top 10% of their graduating classes. There were 130 valedictorians and 102 salutatorians in the class.

    Transfer admission is also very competitive. The mean transfer GPA was a 3.30 fall of 2008. In the fall of 2015, 4,165 students applied to the transfer class; 1,470, or 35%, were admitted.

    NC State does not require undergraduate admission candidates to choose a preferred college of study. After determining that an applicant meets the overall university requirements, the individual college must also agree to accept the student. Because of this process, some colleges have significantly higher admission requirements than others.

    The Graduate School reviews all postgraduate education applications. For fall 2015, 14,394 prospective students applied to the Graduate School; 3,460 (24%) were admitted. Of these, 2,982 (80.3%) enrolled.

    Program requirements

    A complete application includes:

    • application submitted through the Common Application or the Coalition Application
    • a non-refundable $100 application fee.  International applicants do not qualify for fee waivers.
    • proof of English proficiency
    • official secondary school transcripts and external examination results (Records not issued in English must be accompanied by an English translation that is certified by an appropriate school official, official translator, or U.S. embassy or consulate official.)
    • Certificate of Financial Responsibility (only required for students needing F-1 and J-1 visas)
    • online portfolio and essay (required for studio-based major programs)

    Letters of Recommendation are not required and not recommended. The College Report, Secondary School Final Report, and Mid-term Report on the Common Application are not required and not recommended.

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