BA Four-Year Degree Plan

This is a model four-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)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
MTH 130 or higher 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
ANT 125 Exploring our Human Ancestry OR Self-Understanding Social/Behavioral General Education 3
BA Language course 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
See your advisor about replacement for CSC 101 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Elective 3
ANT 100 World Cultures
or GEN 499 University Exit Examination
0-3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology
or GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography
4
BA Language course 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
ANT 240 Introduction to Archaeology 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
The Arts General Education 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology
or GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography
4
BA Language course 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ANT 226 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 227 Biological Anthropology 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy
3
BA Language course 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ANT 280 Linguistic Anthropology 3
ANT Cultural Anthropology Course 3
Writing II 3
Self-Understanding/Creativity & Vision
Minor Course 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ANT Archaeology course 3
ANT Biological Anthropology Course 3
BA Fine Arts course 3
Minor Course 3
General elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ANT Peoples and Cultures course 3
BA Fine Arts course 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
General elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ANT 595 History of Anthropological Theory 3
ANT Linguistic Course 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
General elective 3