Combined BA/MA Program

The Department of Anthropology offers an accelerated track for students to earn both a BA and MA degree within 5 years.

BA/MA in Anthropology, Medical Anthropology Concentration

The combined Bachelor of Arts (BA) / Master of Arts (MA) in Anthropology - Medical Anthropology Concentration program is an accelerated 5-year track for students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions requiring an advanced degree. 

Anthropology majors who meet eligibility requirements may apply to the MA in Anthropology - Medical Anthropology Concentration during the spring semester of their junior year. Upon acceptance into the program students incorporate graduate coursework beginning in their senior year.

Program Admission

Students who meet the below eilgibility requirements are welcome to apply to the BA/MA program:

  • Currently an accepted Anthropology major
  • 3.0 or higher GPA

It is recommended students apply during the second semester of their junior year.

Program Course Plan

Students are encouraged to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of Graduate Studies early in their decision-making to develop a course sequence plan. The below curricular plan is offered as a guide, but students can tailor a plan to meet individual interests through the advisement process.

BA/MA Course Plan

Freshman Year
 
Fall Semester
UB Seminar
APY 106 Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ENG 105 Writing and Rhetoric
Pathway Course
Elective
3
3
4
3
3
Total Credits
16
Spring Semester APY 107 Intro to Biological Anthropology
APY 108 Intro to Archaeology
Pathway Course
Pathway Course
Elective
3
3
3
3
3
Total Credits
15
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
APY Problem/Theory
Statistics
Scientific Literacy
APY Area Study
Pathway Course
3
3
3
3
3
Total Credits
15
Spring Semester APY Elective
Pathway Course
Scientific Literacy
Pathway Course
Diversity Learning
3
3
4
3
3
Total Credits
16
Junior Year
Fall Semester
Communication Literacy
APY Problem/Theory
APY Elective
Elective
Elective
UBC 399 UB Capstone
3
3
3
3
3
1
Total Credits
16
Spring Semester
APY Area Study
APY Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
3
3
3
3
3
Total Credits 15
Senior Year
Fall Semester
Practicum
APY 494 Senior Seminar
Elective
Elective
APY 500/600 Level Elective
0
3
3
3
3
Total Credits
12
Spring Semester
APY 500/600 Level Elective
APY 500/600 Level Elective
Medical APY Elective 500/600 Level
Medical APY Elective 500/600 Level
APY 651 Graduate Survey of Physical Anthropology; or APY 654 Graduate Survey of Social and Cultural Anthropology II
3
3
3
3
3
Total Credits
15
Master's Level
Fall Semester
APY 508 Qualitative Research Methods
Medical APY Elective 500/600 Level
3
3
Total Credits
6
Spring Semester APY 500/600 Level Elective
APY 600 MA Project/Thesis Guidance
3
3
Total Credits 6
Total Credits Required for Degree
132

Program Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in the Anthropology combined BA/MA degree! This form is for current UB undergraduate students enrolled in the BA in Anthropology program who are interested in the combined BA/MA program in Anthropology. 

The Anthropology Undergraduate Coordinator will contact you to schedule an initial advising meeting upon receipt of this form.

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Contact Us

262 Fillmore Academic Center

Phone: (716) 645-2297

perrelli@buffalo.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Director
Archaeological Survey
College of Arts and Sciences
Carol Zittel

380 MFAC

Phone: (716) 645-2416

carolzit@buffalo.edu

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences