Anthropology, B.A.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.  While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

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
Major GPA of 2.5 required.

ANT 101 — Cultural Anthropology
ANT 102 — Biological Anthropology
ANT 204 — Language and Culture  OR ANT 214 - American Tongues: Everyday Politics of Speaking
ANT 205 — Archaeology and the Human Past

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


No cognates are required for this program.


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