Anthropology, B.S. - Biological

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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.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

Major GPA 2.5 required.

ANT 101 – Cultural Anthropology
ANT 102 – Biological Anthropology (T2LE)*
ANT 205 – Archaeology and the Human Past (T2TP)*
ANT 480 – Theory of Anthropology
ANT 204 – Language and Culture 
      or ANT 214 – American Tongues: Everyday Politics of Speaking

Select one Methods course from:
ANT 422 – Human Osteology
ANT 432 – Evidence of Human Evolution
ANT 470 – Ethnographic Fieldwork Methods

Select 12 Credits from: 

ANT 497 – Anthropology Internship (6 credits)
      or ANT 491 – Supervised Research (6 credits)