Anthropology, B.A.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: .


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

 Major GPA of 2.5 required.

ANT 101 – Cultural Anthropology
ANT 102 – Biological Anthropology (T2LE)
ANT 204 – Language and Culture
      or ANT 214 – American Tongues: Everyday Politics of Speaking
ANT 205 – Archaeology and the Human Past (T2TP)

Select one Methods course from:
ANT 402 – Apes and Human Evolution
ANT 465 – Fieldwork Methods of Linguistic Anthropology
ANT 470 – Ethnographic Fieldwork Methods
ANT 475 – Methods in Archaeology

ANT 480 – Theory of Anthropology
ANT 490 – Seminar in Anthropology

Select an additional 15 credits of ANT


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.