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Anthropology BA/Anthropology MA - Medical Anthropology Concentration - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 22.02 ANTHROPOLOGY, CIP: 45.0201 Anthropology)

Department of Anthropology

380 Academic Center
Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026

Jaume Franquesa

Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming an Anthropology BA/Anthropology MA - Medical Anthropology Concentration Student

Acceptance into the Anthropology major has three requirements. Applicants must:

  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.000;
  • Have taken one of the required 100-level courses (APY 106, APY 107, or APY 108) and received a C- or above;
  • Complete the online Application for Major form.

A student will be a provisional major until one of our required 100-level courses (APY 106, APY 107, or APY 108) is completed. Exceptions are made for entering first-year students, who may declare Anthropology as a major upon matriculation at the university.

Students will be admitted to the joint BA in Anthropology/MA in Anthropology-Medical Anthropology concentration at any time prior to the beginning of their sixth semester of enrollment.

Students must maintain at least a 3.000 GPA throughout their coursework in order to graduate with the joint degree.

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Suggested Introductory Courses

Students interested in exploring the joint BA/MA program should enroll in APY 275 (Culture, Health, and Illness).

Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:49:29