Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor's Degree Programs


The B.A. program in anthropology is designed to foster student learning in three areas:

  1. a broad conceptual understanding of the human experience across space and time,
  2. the ability to conduct and evaluate anthropological research, and 
  3. 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:

  1. Core Courses (12 credit hours): A103/A303, A104/A304, A201, A360
  1. 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;
  1. 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.