Anthropology, B.S. - Concentration: Biological

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120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 45 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 2 – Natural World II: Life & Environment: Select option other than ANT 102

Tier 2 – Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus: Select option other than ANT 101

Tier 2 – Time and Place: Select option other than ANT 205

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


36 Credits Required
GPA of 2.5 for all courses required in the major.

ANT 101 – Cultural Anthropology
ANT 102 – Biological Anthropology
ANT 204 – Language and Culture
ANT 205 – Archaeology and the Human Past

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 480 – Theory of Anthropology

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


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).