Bachelor's Degree Programs
The B.A. program in anthropology is designed to foster student learning in three areas:
- a broad conceptual understanding of the human experience across space and time,
- the ability to conduct and evaluate anthropological research, and
- the ability to apply anthropological concepts and methods beyond the university.
The degree requires completion of 34 credit hours in anthropology, with a minimum grade of C in each course. A student’s particular program is selected in consultation with an anthropology faculty advisor from the following:
- Core Courses (12 credit hours): A103/A303, A104/A304, A201, A360
- Advanced Courses (18 credit hours and 300 level or above) including:
- one research or applied methods course: B401, B426, E404, P402, P405, B301, MSTD A405;
- one archaeology course: A401, E316, E335, P340, P396, P402, P405, P330;
- one bioanthropology course: B301, B370, B371, B401, B426, B466, B480;
- one cultural anthropology course: A361, E300, E310, E320, E326, E336, E356, E380, E384, E391, E402, E403, E404, E411, E421, E455, E457, E470;
- and two additional 300-400 level courses A454, E354, E445, L300, L401, A395, A460, A485, A494, A495, MSTD A403, MSTD A405, CLAS A301, CLAS C412, CLAS C413, CLAS C414, ENG G310;
- Capstone Courses (4 credit hours): A412 and A413, or MSTD A408.
In fulfilling these requirements, a particular course may be counted in only one category. For example, E356 Cultures of the Pacific may be used to fulfill the requirement for an upper-level course in cultural anthropology or as one of the two required electives, but not both requirements simultaneously.