Program Requirements

To receive an undergraduate degree in anthropology, you must meet the following program requirements. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of course work.

Degree types

The anthropology program provides two types of undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.

Anthropology (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Program and Requirements

  2. Major Requirements (30 hours)

    1. Required Core (15 hours): ANT 226(3), 227(3), 240(3), 280(3), 595(3)

    2. Choose one course from four of the following five categories (12 hours):

      1. Archaeology: ANT 340(3), 345(3), 351(3-6), 355(3), 360(3), 397(3)*

      2. Biological Anthropology: ANT 365(3), 370(3), 375(3), 397(3)*

      3. Cultural Anthropology: ANT 301(3), 302(3), 320(3), 397(3)*

      4. Linguistic Anthropology: ANT 380(3), 381(3), 382(3); ENG 494(3), 592(3)

      5. Peoples and Cultures: ANT 325(3), 326(3), 330(3), 331(3), 332(3), 334(3), 335(3)
        *When applicable

    3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of three additional hours from the following courses: ANT 500(3, 505(3), 510(3), 514(3), 515(3), 516(3), 525(3) or 545(3). Other upper division courses may be substituted when applicable.

  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Anthropology (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Program and Requirements

  2. Major Requirements (39 hours)

    1. Required Core (18 hours): ANT 226(3), 227(3), 240(3), 280(3), 595(3); SOC 302 or equivalent (3)

    2. Choose one course from four of the following five categories (12 hours):

      1. Archaeology: ANT 340(3), 345(3), 351(3-6), 355(3), 360(3), 397(3)*

      2. Biological Anthropology: ANT 365(3), 370(3), 375(3), 397(3)*

      3. Cultural Anthropology: ANT 301(3), 302(3), 320(3), 397(3)*

      4. Linguistic Anthropology: ANT 380(3), 381(3), 382(3); ENG 494(3), 592(3)

      5. Peoples and Cultures: ANT 325(3), 326(3), 330(3), 331(3), 332(3), 334(3), 335(3)
        *When applicable

    3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of three additional hours from the following courses: ANT 500(3, 505(3), 510(3), 514(3), 515(3), 516(3), 525(3) or 545(3). Other upper division courses may be substituted when applicable.

    4. Complete six additional hours of upper division electives in Anthropology.
  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Suggested minors

Both the BA and the BS in anthropology are non-comprehensive programs, which mean at least one minor is required. Most any field of study has some relevance to anthropology, so choose a minor that is of interest to you.

If your primary interest is archaeology, then you want to look into a minor in geology or history.

Biological anthropology is closely related to biology and biomedical sciences.

Students who want to focus on cultural anthropology have many good choices, including:

A student interested in linguistic anthropology can minor in linguistics or in a foreign language.