BA Three-Year Degree Plan

This is a model three-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English and mathematics.

With the additional Bachelor of Arts requirements, this degree option requires some forethought in course sequencing. You are required to complete 12 hours of a foreign language, History 103 and History 104, a philosophy course and six hours of fine arts in addition to your major courses.

Sample schedule

This plan assumes an 18-hour minor. Adjustments can be made in consultation with your advisor if your chosen minor requires different hours. A projected course offering list is provided on the course rotation page

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

Total hours17
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HST 121 or HST 122 History of the U.S. 3
The Arts General Education 3
ANT 125 Exploring Our Human Ancestry 3
BA Language Course 101 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours18
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
MTH 130 or higher 3
General Elective 3
ANT 100 World Cultures 3
GRY 142 or GLG 110 Natural World 4
BA Language Course 102 3

Third semester (summer)

Total hours9
See your advisor about replacement for CSC 101 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Natural World - GRY 142 or GLG 110 4

Fourth semester (fall)

Total hours18
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy
ANT 226 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 280 Linguistic Anthropology 3
BA Language Course 201 3
Writing II 3

Fifth semester (spring)

Total hours18
ANT 227 Biological Anthropology 3
ANT 240 Introduction to Archaeology 3
ANT Cultural Anthropology Course 3
BA Language Course 202 3
BA Fine Arts course 3
Minor Course 3

Sixth semester (summer)

Total hours3
ANT 351 Field Archaeology
or ANT 490 Field Experience in Anthropology

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours18
ANT Biological Anthropology Course 3
ANT Peoples and Cultures course 3
BA Fine Arts course 3
Self-Understanding/Creativity & Vision
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours18
ANT 595 History of Anthropological Theory 3
ANT Linguistic Course 3
General elective 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3

Ninth semester (summer)

Total hours6
General electives 6