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Anthropology (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for Anthropology

Major: Anthropology Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Prerequisites (6 credits)

Requires grades of "C" or above.

TAKE 2 INTRO ANTHRO. (1000/2000)

  • ANT

Major Requirements (21 credits)

  • The courses in this area are usually offered Fall & Spring. Grades of "C" or higher required in all courses.

ANT3933 Seminar in Anthropology (3 Credits)

Fall semester of junior year

ANT3610 Linguistic Anthropology (3 Credits)

Fall semester of junior year

ANT3514 Princ of Physical Anthropology (3 Credits)

Spring semester of senior year

ANT3101 Fundamentals of Archaeology (3 Credits)

ANT3414 Princ Socio Cult Anthro (3 Credits)


ANT 4034 Survey Anthropological Theories ANT 4115 Archaeological Research Strategies


  • ANT 4083 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
  • ANT 4497 Ethnographic Methods(previous course # ANT4801)

Major Electives (15 credits)

Only Two courses may be Foreign Culture (FC) Designated courses.


  • ANT 4990 Archaeological Field Methods
  • ANT 4620 Language, Culture, and Society
  • ANT 4497 Ethnographic Methods
  • ANT 4905 Directed Independent Study in Anthropology
  • ANT 4931 Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 4083 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
  • ANT 4274 Political Anthropology
  • ANT 4444 Cities & Globalization
  • ANT 3243 Comparative Muslim Cultures
  • ANT 3443 The City & Health
  • ANT 4241 Anthropology of Religion
  • ANT 3355 The African Diaspora
  • ANT 4451 Anthropology of Race
  • ANT 3311 (FC) Indians of the Southeast U.S.
  • ANT 3212 CD-(FC) People & Cultures of the World
  • ANT 3312 CD-(FC) North American Indians
  • ANT 4352 (FC) People & Cultures of Africa
  • ANT 4362 (FC) People & Cultures of South East Asia
  • ANT 3340 Anthropology of the West Indies
  • ANT 3740 Introduction to Forensic Sciences
  • ANT 4331 People of the Andes
  • ANT 3320 Native Peoples: Cultures of Southwest
  • ANT 4025 Anthropology of Death
  • ANT 4970 Honors Thesis in Anthropology

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.*
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)

Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures

All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the foreign language or foreign culture requirement with grades of C or higher.


  • Select one sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, or American Sign Language.
  • Part 1 of languages are typically offered in the fall and part 2 in the spring.
  • Incoming Students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy this requirement by earning a "C" or better in a French or Spanish at the level at which they placed.
  • Students who choose this option may also be eligible for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 6 credits of retroactive credit if they complete with a "C" or above in a 3000 level French or Spanish course.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, although in this case placement will be determined by the professor of the program.

FC Foreign Culture Option

  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.

Free Electives (1 credits)

ELECTIVES 1 HR @ 3000/4000 LEVEL

This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).