Majors in Anthropology

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.


Please click on the link for a pdf breakdown of the major. Fall 2015.

For Financial Aid information, please click here.