Majors

The Department of Anthropology offers a major in Anthropology for the 40-course Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts and Science degree programs.

See the current program planning guide for detailed information on our undergraduate program.

Required courses are:

  • Anthropology 1000 - The Anthropological Perspective
  • Anthropology 2010 - Theory I: Historical Foundations of Anthropological Thought
  • Anthropology 2210 - Cultures of the World
  • Anthropology 3000 - Theory II: Contemporary Anthropological Theory
  • One of:
    • Anthropology 2410 - Anthropological Archaeology
    • Anthropology 2510 - Language, Culture, and Communication
  • Three additional courses (9.0 credit hours) in Anthropology at the 2000 level or above, excluding Anthropology 2990, 3990 and 4990 (Independent Study)
  • Two additional courses (6.0 credit hours) in Anthropology at the 3000/4000 level, excluding Anthropology 3980 (Applied Studies) and Anthropology 3990 (Independent Study)
  • Three courses (9.0 credit hours) in Anthropology at the 4000 level excluding Anthropology 4980 (Applied Studies), Anthropology 4990 (Independent Study) and Anthropology 4995 (Undergraduate Thesis)

Students selecting this degree program will have the opportunity to take optional courses such as The Ethnographic Imagination, Anthropology of Gender, Anthropology of Popular Culture, Methods, Knowledge, and Ethics, Kinship and Marriage, Urban Anthropology, Race and Ethnicity, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, Applied Anthropology, and Ritual. Also, students have the opportunity to take series and special topics courses at the 3000 and 4000 level.

Students who have selected a General Major in the Social Sciences can select Anthropology as one of three streams. Students can select Anthropology as the BA major for the combined BA/BEd or BA/BMgt programs.