Anthropology, B.S. - General

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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
GPA of 2.5 for all courses required in the major.

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

Select one Methods course from:

  • ANT 402 – Apes and Human Evolution
  • ANT 422 – Human Osteology
  • ANT 445 – Stones and Bones
  • ANT 465 – Fieldwork Methods of Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANT 470 – Ethnographic Fieldwork Methods
  • ANT 475 – Methods in Archaeology

ANT 480 – Theory of Anthropology

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

Select an additional 12 Credits of ANT


No cognates are required for this program.


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