TITLE OF THE PROGRAM: Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) – BSS (Honors) Program
DURATION OF THE PROGRAM: 4 (Four) Academic Years. A student shall be allowed a maximum of six years to complete the degree starting from the year of admission into the University.
VISION OF THE PROGRAM: Department of Anthropology of the University of Dhaka is appealing for an all-encompassing and modern curriculum of anthropology especially one that follows relevant theoretical, methodological, and epistemological trends. As such, the curriculum envisions create graduates engaging to comprehend the past and today’s culture and global cultural flows as well as to enable them to analyze observed human behavioral phenomena critically to arrive at the fullest possible understanding of human diversity.
MISSION OF THE PROGRAM: To develop a holistic understanding of cultural diversity in past and present human groups, this program is designed to offer the highest quality instruction in the discipline of Anthropology. The mission of the program is to provide students an integrated foundation ensuring a comprehensive understanding of Anthropology which is both theoretically vibrant and methodologically significant and to prepare them for an enlightened career through specific concentrations in applied fields of Anthropology.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION: In each academic session/year, the Department receives 55 students from Science, Arts, and Commerce through several Admission Tests conducted by the University’s Arts and Social Science faculties. After completing Higher Secondary Certificate or equivalent program and through the admission test conducted by the University of Dhaka (by the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences separately), qualified students get the opportunity to get admission into the Department. Students who are succeeded usually get their opportunity to choose their disciplines. Besides, each student must require 12 marks in Bangla out of 25 and 12 marks in English out of 25 in the Admission Test to get admission into the Anthropology Department. After the distribution of disciplines from the social science faculty, students communicate with the department and finish the rest of the process of admission.
ACADEMIC YEAR, SEMESTER, CREDIT HOUR, AND CREDIT PER-SEMESTER: