Anthropology - Bachelor of Arts

The major in anthropology provides a broadly based education in the social and biological sciences. The undergraduate program prepares students for careers in many areas, such as cultural resource management (or contract archaeology), archaeological research, forensic sciences, health services, cross-cultural field work, community development programs and museum work. Anthropology students can continue for advanced degrees in teaching, museology, other social sciences and anthropology.


Departmental Requirements
ANTH 301Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 315Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 320Anthropological Linguistics3
ANTH 350Anthropological Theory3
ANTH 355Physical Anthropology3
ANTH 399Professionalism & Practice in Anthropology3
Nondepartmental Requirements 1
ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication3
or ENGL 318G Advanced Technical and Professional Communication
MATH 210 or above3
Select additional electives in anthropology to bring total credits in major to 36, including 27 upper-division.12
Select sufficient electives to bring total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division.84
Second Language Requirement 2
Total Credits120

A grade of C- or better must be earned.


Students seeking the B.A. in Anthropology must meet the second language requirement. The requirement is considered satisfied when a student provides evidence that at least the 212 or 214 level of language proficiency has been attained.