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The Distinguished Majors Program (DMP)

Students with superior academic performance are encouraged to apply for the departmental Distinguished Majors Program. The DMP culminates in writing a thesis demonstrating independent study of high quality. Students must apply for admission to this program, usually by April 15 of their third year of studies.  Requirements include a GPA of at least 3.4 in courses taken toward the anthropology major (in addition to a GPA of at least 3.25 in all UVa courses), completion of Anth 3010 and Anth 3020, and the agreement of a faculty member willing to serve as advisor.

During their DMP year, students register for three credits of ANTH 4997 in the fall and ANTH 4998 in the spring.  Both courses are devoted to independent research and writing in consultation with their faculty advisor(s).

If you are interested in applying for the DMP in Anthropology, please contact our DMP Director.

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