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    Feb 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 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 21 hours of required anthropology courses:

Elective anthropology requirements, 15 hours

A minimum of 6 hours must be taken from 4000-level courses, 6 additional hours must be at the advanced level (either 3000-4000 level), and 3 hours from any level.

Note: MUET or ARCH courses may be substituted for elective anthropology courses with approval of the faculty advisor.


No minor is required.


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

Other requirements

  • Students must pass all courses required for the Anthropology major with a “C” or higher;
  • Transfer course work to be substituted for required anthropology courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree plan process;
  • Credit substitution requests must be pre-approved prior to a student enrolling in the course.

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