Anthropology, B.S. - Archaeology

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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 2.5 required.

ANT 101 – Cultural Anthropology
ANT 102 – Biological Anthropology (T2LE)
ANT 205 – Archaeology and the Human Past (T2TP)
ANT 204 – Language and Culture  OR
   ANT 214 – American Tongues: Everyday Politics of Speaking
ANT 497 – Anthropology Internship (6 credits) OR
   ANT 491 – Supervised Research (6 credits)

Select one Methods course from:
ANT 445 – Stones and Bones
ANT 475 – Methods in Archaeology

Select 12 Credits from:
ANT 206 – Cultural Ecology
ANT 235 – Archaeological Fact and Fiction
ANT 321 – Contemporary Issues in Indigenous North America
ANT 323 – Women in Prehistory
ANT 332 – Bioarchaeology
ANT 335 – African Prehistory
ANT 390 – Ethics in Anthropology
ANT 422 – Human Osteology
ANT 432 – Evidence of Human Evolution
ANT 445 – Stones and Bones
ANT 480 – Theory of Anthropology


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.