Anthropology, B.S. - Concentration: Bilingual Multicultural Education - TESOL MS Accelerated Pathway

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This accelerated pathway program has been designed to provide high-achieving students with the opportunity to complete foundational graduate coursework during their senior year of undergraduate studies in order to accelerate graduate degree completion. This competitive program allows admitted students the opportunity to complete their B.S. in Anthropology and an Accelerated M.S. in Bilingual Multicultural Education-TESOL in five years. 

Overall GPA of 3.0 is required
120 Overall Credits Required


Undergraduate students at Southern Connecticut State University are encouraged to apply for graduate admission during the spring semester of their junior year in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions the Friday prior to the start of spring break. Students will select the Bilingual Multicultural Education-TESOL M.S. Accelerated Pathway concentration. Please consult the admission requirements within the Admission section of the graduate catalog for more information. Students interested in admission to the accelerated pathway should apply online through the Office of Graduate Admissions website: Candidates are expected to have completed all requirements for their bachelor's degree and attained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0) prior to entry into the program.


Liberal Education Program

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.  While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


48 Credits Required
GPA of 3.0 for all courses required in the major.          

ANT 101 - Cultural Anthropology
ANT 102 - Biological Anthropology
ANT 205 - Archaeology and the Human Past
ANT 204 - Language and Culture  
    OR ANT 214 - American Tongues: Everyday Politics of Speaking
ANT 480 - Theory of Anthropology
ANT 497 - Anthropology Internship (6 credits)
    OR ANT 491 - Supervised Research (6 credits)

Select 12 additional credits of ANT

Select one methods course from:

  • ANT 402 - Apes and Human Evolution                     
  • ANT 422 - Human Osteology                     
  • ANT 445 - Stones and Bones                     
  • ANT 465 - Fieldwork Methods of Linguistic Anthropology                     
  • ANT 470 - Ethnographic Fieldwork Methods                     
  • ANT 475 - Methods in Archaeology    

BS to MS Accelerated Pathway
12 Credits Required

TSL 502 - Descriptive Linguistics
TSL 503 - Second Language Acquisition
TSL 515 - Bilingual Education: Principles and Practice
TSL 563 - immigration and English Language Leaners


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).