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    Feb 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, BA

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A Bachelor of Arts with a major in anthropology provides the skills needed to work in a world transformed by global economic forces, shifting political borders, national conflicts, ethnic division, food and environmental crises, natural disasters, genocide, and public health issues.

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in anthropology.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  requirements.

Major requirements

Major of 36 hours in anthropology, including:

Additional requirements

Of the remaining 18 elective hours, 15 must be taken at the upper-division level (3000 or 4000), with a minimum of 6 hours from the 4000 level. A maximum of 6 hours of field school and a maximum of 3 hours of ANTH 4920  may be applied toward satisfying the 36-hour requirement.

Other course requirements

In addition to the 36 hours of anthropology, candidates must take the 1010 and 1020 courses from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (or place out by examination), and 3 credit hours of an outside elective, including one of the following:


No minor is required.


See individual degree plan (12 hours of free electives must be advanced).

Other requirements

  • A 2.0 grade point average must be maintained in all courses;
  • Transfer course work to be substituted for required anthropology courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree plan process;
  • Completion in residence of 30 hours.

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