Anthropology (BA)

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Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the BA in Anthropology requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

The Application for Major form can be found on the Arts & Sciences Advising Center website.


Accelerated BA/MA in Anthropology  

Students apply to the Accelerated BA/MA program toward the end of their junior year. Applicants should have completed at least 18 credit hours in Anthropology (ANTH) coursework, with at least nine (9) credit hours are the 300 level or higher. Students must have at least a 3.3 GPA in these and any other ANTH courses.

Students must first complete the internal application form requesting departmental permission to participate in the accelerated program. After obtaining the department's approval, the student applies for admission to the Graduate School.  Complete applications include:

  1. GRE scores
  2. Names of referees
  3. Unofficial transcript
  4. Statement of Purpose.

Upon admission to the accelerated program, students will select courses in consultation with their advisor and the Anthropology Director of Graduate Studies (DGS).

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements *31
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Principles of Biological Anthropology

*All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center First Year Experience1
or GEN 101 Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
Foreign Language 112
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences 29
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above 3
Minimum Total Hours22

 Program/Major Requirements

Department of Anthropology
ANTH 201Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 202Biological Anthropology 3-4
or ANTH 207 Principles of Biological Anthropology
ANTH 204Archaeology 3-4
or ANTH 206 Principles of Archaeology
ANTH 475Engaged Anthropology 3
ANTH 508History of Anthropology 3
Methods (Select one of the following):3
Archaeological Theory and Methods
Archaeology as Practice
Methods in Biological Anthropology
Methods in Skeletal Forensics
Ethnographic Methods
Archaeology (select one of the following):3
Archaeology of Sacred Sites
Underwater Archaeology
Prehistoric Archaeology Europe
Emergence of Human Culture
Rise of Civilization
Archaeology of North America
African Archaeology
Environmental Archaeology
Zooarchaeology
Urban and Historic Archaeology
Special Topics in Archaeology
Field Methods in Archaeology
Lithic Technology
Ceramic Analysis
Ice Age People: Colonization of the Americas
Archaeology as Practice
Zooarchaeology
Human Impacts on Past Environments
Lithic Technology
Ceramic Analysis
Biological Anthropology (select one of the following):3
Human Origins
Human Biological Variation
Darwin
Primates
The Human Skeleton
Medical Anthropology
Evolutionary Anthropology
Anthropology of Infectious Disease
Special Topics in Biological Anthropology
PARTICIPANT OBSERVTN
Skeletal Forensics
Nutritional Anthropology
Health and Civilization
Special Topics in Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology (select one of the following):3
Sex, Gender and Culture
Race, Culture, Identity
Studies in Enthnomusicology
Introduction to Japanese Society
The Anthropology of Europe
Anthropology of China
African-American Cultural Traditions
Cultures of the Middle East
Indigenous Peoples of North America
American Indian Women
Cultures of Africa
Iberian Anthropology
The Anthropology of Latin America
Anthropology of Religion
Ecology, Politics and Culture
Globalizing Inequalities
Conflict, Law, and Culture
War and Society
Nationalism, Violence, and the State
Anthropology of Refugees
The Anthropology of Space and Place
Human Rights
Museums, Culture and Nationhood
Language and Culture
Anthropology of Clothing
Sustainability: Anthropological Perspectives
Global Capitalisms
State & Empire
Modes of Consciousness
Food and Body Politic
Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology
Space, Place and Culture
Ecology, Politics and Culture
Food and Farm Movements in the Americas
Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology Electives9
Select three courses from any elective category above or from the following:
Special Topics in Anthropology
Cooperative Internship in Anthropology
Practicum in Anthropology Education
Readings and Research
Independent Study
Senior Honors Thesis
Anthropology of China
Animals and Humans
Anthropology of Water
Modes of Consiousness
Minimum Total Hours36-38
Supporting Courses
Electives in the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Humanities (other than Anthropology) 421
Minimum Electives 59-11
Minimum Total Hours32

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing one of the following:
Engaged Anthropology
History of Anthropology
1

 Completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language

2

 In addition to courses counted toward General Education; 6 hours must be at 300 level or above

3

May be incorporated into other degree requirements

4

 15 hours must be at the 300-level or above.

5

Students who satisfy General Education Requirements by courses defined by the program will require additional electives to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 100
Student Success Center First Year Experience
or Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Qualitative Reasoning - QR 3
ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
General Elective 2
 Hours15
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences with Lab - B 4
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Humanities Elective (not Anthropology) 3
ANTH 202
Biological Anthropology
or Principles of Biological Anthropology
3-4
 Hours16-17
Year 2
Fall
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
Foreign Language 1 4
ANTH 204
Archaeology
or Principles of Archaeology
3-4
General Elective 3
 Hours16-17
Spring
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
Foreign Language 2 4
Cultural Anthropology Course 3
Humanities or Natural Science Elective 3
Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Humanities Elective (not Anthropology) 3
 Hours16
Year 3
Fall
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Humanities Elective (not Anthropology) (300 level or above) 3
Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Humanities Elective (not Anthropology) (300 level or above) 3
Archaeology Course 3
ANTH 475 Engaged Anthropology 3
 Hours16
Spring
Foreign Language 4 (if needed to total 12 hours of foreign language) or General Elective 3
Humanities or Natural Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
Biological Anthropology Course 3
Anthropology Elective 3
Select one of the following: 3
Archaeological Theory and Methods
Methods in Biological Anthropology
Ethnographic Methods
Methods in Skeletal Forensics
Archaeology as Practice
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Humanities or Natural Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Humanities Elective (not Anthropology) (300 level or above) 3
Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Humanities Elective (not Anthropology) (300 level or above) 3
Anthropology Elective (300 level or above) 3
ANTH 508 History of Anthropology 3
 Hours15
Spring
Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Humanities Elective (not Anthropology) (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Anthropology Elective 3
 Hours12
 Minimum Total Hours121-123

Degree Audit Report
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