Anthropology Major

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology Curriculum

In order to apply for acceptance into the anthropology major, students must complete a minimum of 30 hours and hold an adusted grade-point average of 2.3 (4.0 scale).

University Core Requirements (41 hours)

Undergraduate students must complete 41 semester hours of course work in the University Core Curriculum.

List of University Core courses at Office of Undergraduate Studies

College Core Requirements (8 hours)

Students must complete 8 semester hours of coursework from the following College Core Curriculum.

This table charts the number of credit hours within each subject area needed to complete the College Core requirements.
Courses Hours
Foreign Language
4
Foreign Language
4
Supporting Coursework of (7 hours)

Students must complete 7 semester hours of course work from the following Supporting Courses.

This table charts the number of credit hours within each subject area needed to complete the Supporting Coursework requirements
Courses Hours
SOCY 1000 Global Perspectives
3
OR GEOG 1010 Global Geography
3
STAT 2010 STAT 2010 Statistics for Social-Beh Sciences
4
(M) Major Concentration (36 hours)

Students must complete 36 semester hours of course work from the following required Major courses. At least 20 hours must be taken at the 3000 level or above.

Tier 1 - General Anthropology

Students must complete all of the following:

Major Concentration
Courses Hours
ANTH 2000 Ethnographic Methods
3
ANTH 2100 Introductory Archaelogy
3
ANTH 2310 Race, Gender, and Human Variation
3
ANTH 3100 Language and Culture
3
ANTH 3300 Physical Anthropology
3
ANTH 4310 Anthropological Theory
3
Tier 2 - Health and Environment

Students must choose one of the following:

Tier 2 - Health and Environment
Courses Hours
ANTH 3000 Culture, Marriage, and the Family
3
ANTH 3200 Anthropology of Gender
3
ANTH 3600 Medical Anthropology
3
ANTH 3700 Political Ecology
3
ANTH 4600 Food, Culture, and Nutrition
3
Tier 3 - Peoples and Cultures

Students must choose one of the following:

Tier 3 - Peoples and Cultures
Courses Hours
ANTH 2700 Peoples and Cultures of Asia
3
ANTH 2800 Anthropology of African Diaspora
3
ANTH 3800 Mesoamerican Archaeology
3
ANTH 3830 Historical Archaeology and Ethohistory
3
ANTH 3850 Southeastern Archaeology
3
ANTH 5100 North American Indians
3
Tier 4 - Major Electives 

Students must complete an additional 12 hours from the following

Tier 4 - Major Electives

  • ANTH 2400
  • ANTH 2500
  • ANTH 2600
  • ANTH 2700
  • ANTH 2800
  • ANTH 3000
  • ANTH 3200
  • ANTH 3400
  • ANTH 3600
  • ANTH 3700
  • ANTH 3800
  • ANTH 3830
  • ANTH 3850
  • ANTH 3910
  • ANTH 3940
  • ANTH 3960
  • ANTH 4300
  • ANTH 4600
  • ANTH 4920
  • ANTH 4960
  • ANTH 4967
  • ANTH 5100/6100
  • ANTH 5200/6200
  • ANTH 5600/6600
  • ANTH 5700/6700
  • ANTH 5930/6930
  • ANTH 5970

Total Hours Required: 120

Last Updated: October 28, 2013