BA in Anthropology

BA in Anthropology

The program offers a blend of required and elective courses that provide students with a broad knowledge of the different sub-fields of anthropology and the methods and theories used by each. Through the program students are invited to develop research and critical thinking skills and to practice their research skills by applying them to local and global issues.

About

A program that focuses on the systematic study of what it means to be human. Students are exposed to a holistic approach that focuses on cultural behavior and institutions, biology, material culture and language. The program is four-field, which means that students take classes in archaeology, linguistic anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. The department also offers courses focusing on medical anthropology, primatology, race and ethnicity, economic anthropology, hominids, prehistoric archaeology, anthropogenic modification the environment, gender, sexuality, and many other topics.

Students will be introduced to the discipline’s theoretical concepts, research methods, ethics, and practice. Critical thinking, lifelong learning, and the acquisition of transferable skills are emphasized. Possible careers include areas such as applied anthropology, corporate ethnography, public health, education, medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, cultural resource management, archaeology, paleontology, linguistics, human resources, and international affairs.

Requirements

FOR GRADUATES OR CURRENT STUDENTS OF IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM

English Language Requirements

IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score)
or
TOEFL IBT – 79-93 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21)
or
TOEFL PBT** – 574-599
Academic Requirements (Minimum requirements for IB DP scores)
not less than 30 total score and 4, 4, 5 for 3 subjects of HL

GRADUATES OR STUDENTS OF THE FINAL YEAR

English Language Requirements

IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score)
or
TOEFL IBT – 79-93 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21)
or
TOEFL PBT* – 574-599
Academic Requirements (Minimum requirements for SAT Reasoning Test и ACT)
SAT Reasoning Test – no less than 1240. Essay is required, no minimum score
OR
ACT – composite score no less than 27. Writing part is required, no minimum score

Duration

4 years

Work after graduation

B.A. in Anthropology is a comprehensive degree with an exhaustive program aimed at understanding human beings and a perfect opportunity for people looking to work in:

Research Institutions
Academia (universities)
Government Entities
Non-governmental Organizations
United Nations and other international organizations

Program outline

BA program runs 4 years (8 semesters) where you are required to complete 240 ECTS credits.

Anthropology Courses:
Three 100-level ANT courses
Qualitative Methods
Anthropological Theory
Three courses at the advanced or intermediate level in at least two separate subfields (Cultural, Biological, and Archaeological Anthropology)
Anthropology electives
Senior Capstone

Distribution requirements:
History Course
History of Kazakhstan
Philosophy/Religion
Rhetoric and Composition
Humanities Electives
Social Science Research Methods
Three Social Science electives
Natural Sciences and Math
Any courses from SHSS, SST or SEng