Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) Major / Minor

Major in Anthropology

A major in Anthropology offers a broad, holistic approach to the discipline yet allows specialization in one of the sub-areas: archaeology; biological anthropology; social/cultural anthropology; and linguistic anthropology. Courses at the 400-level offer substantial anthropological method and theory content. Students majoring in Anthropology should consult the Department regarding selecting required courses and options.

30- 48 credits at the senior level (200 or higher) which includes the following:

  • ANTHR 206 – Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANTHR 207 – Introduction to Social & Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTHR 208 – Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANTHR 209 – Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • At least one course in the history of method and theory, chosen from ANTHR 302, 303, or 304
  • 6 credits at the 400 level
  • The remaining credits must be chosen from senior (i.e. 200 or higher) courses in Anthropology

Please note: if you have taken one of Anthropology 415,481, or 498, then you do not need to take one of Anthropology 302, 303, or 304.  The one of Anthropology 415,481 or 498 will count towards the *6 400 level requirement

Minor in Anthropology 

12- 42 credits at the senior level (200 or higher) which includes the following:

  • Two of ANTHR 206, 207, 208, 209
  • 6 credits at the 300 or 400 level
  • The remaining credits must be chosen from senior (i.e. 200 or higher) courses in Anthropology

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