Majors in Anthropology

Beginning Fall 2015

Requirements for the B.A. Degree 

Our B.A. program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the diversity of human biology and culture over time. Students are able to shape their particular specialty within anthropology while developing research skills for their life after graduation. Our B.A. program works well as a stand-along major or when paired with another major for students pursuing diverse careers. The B.A. degree will require a minimum of thirty-eight (38) credit hours in anthropology. Eleven (11) of these credits are required in foundational courses including: Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2301), Archaeology (ANTH 2463), and Human Evolution (ANTH 2415). B.A. students will also take a minimum of twelve (12) credits in regional, methods, and analytical coursework. Integrated Themes (ANTH 4399) constitutes a required capstone course. Of the remaining twelve (12) elective credit hours for the B.A., at least three (3) credit hours must be from the 4000-level or higher.

Requirements for the B.S. Degree

The B.S. program requires a minimum of fifty(50) credit hours. Students build upon the same (26 credit hour) core program as the B.A. but with several additions. B.S. students will also take ANTH 5334 or 5335 (History of Anthropology I or II), STAT 2331 (Introduction to Statistics), three (3) credits in advanced statistics or data analysis, six (6) credits in advanced social or natural science, and nine (9) elective credit hours for the B.S.


Prior to Fall 2015

Requirements for the B.A. Degree

Intended for students who desire general training in anthropology within a liberal arts curriculum. Thirty (30) term-hours of anthropology are required, of which 21 must be advanced. Of the 30 hours, ANTH 2301 is required. However, all candidates for the B.A. major must take at least three term-hours in each subfield of anthropology (i.e., archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, anthropological linguistics, and physical anthropology).

Requirements for the B.S. Degree

Intended for students who wish more specialized training in anthropology, it provides a strong foundation for students intending to pursue a graduate degree. Thirty-six (36) term-hours of anthropology are required, of which 24 must be advanced. Of the 36 hours, the following courses are required: ANTH 2301; 2315;2363; and either 5334 or 5335; six term-hours of field work related study (generally 5381 or 5382 and 4333 or 5681; alternatives need to be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies); one of the following: 3361 or 5359; and either 4399 or three term-hours of independent study (4191, 4192, 4291, 4292, 4391, or 4392). In addition, three term-hours of statistics (ANTH 3322 or equivalent, generally STAT 2331), and six term-hours of foreign language are required.


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