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.   


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 480 – Theory of Anthropology
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 422 – Human Osteology
ANT 432 – Evidence of Human Evolution
ANT 470 – Ethnographic Fieldwork Methods

Select 12 Credits from:
ANT 222 – Modern Human Variation
ANT 302 – Issues: Biological Anthropology
ANT 312 – Medical Anthropology
ANT 322 – Forensic Anthropology
ANT 332 – Bioarchaeology
ANT 372 – Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
ANT 382 – People and Weight
ANT 390 – Ethics in Anthropology
ANT 422 – Human Osteology
ANT 432 – Evidence of Human Evolution
ANT 442 – Advanced Forensic Anthropology
ANT 445 – Stones and Bones


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.