Anthropology (BS)

Anthropology - BS

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2020–Spring 2021 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Anthropology
Academic Plan Code(s): ANTHBS

Program Information

Anthropology is the study of what it means to be human: from the study of culture and social relations, to human biology and evolution, to languages, to music, art and architecture, and to vestiges of human habitation. It considers such fascinating questions as how peoples' behaviors changes over time, how people move about the world, why and how people from distant parts of the world and dissimilar cultures are different and the same, how the human species has evolved over millions of years, and how individuals understand and operate successfully in distinct cultural settings.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology will allow students to develop skills to understand and critically evaluate numerical data.  The degree will strengthen the students' major, preparing them for graduate research and the job market.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
College/School Requirements22
Program/Major Requirements 139-41
Supporting Courses27
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)3
Minimum Total Hours122

Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the BS 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.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department's Learning Outcomes Measurement.  For details, contact the department.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements *31

College/School Requirements

GEN 101Arts & Sciences First Year Experience1
Foreign Language 16
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences 29
WR-two approved courses at the 300-level or above 36
Minimum Total Hours22

Program/Major Requirements

Department of Anthropology
ANTH 201Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - D2, SB 43
ANTH 202Biological Anthropology - S 43-4
or ANTH 207 Principles of Biological Anthropology - B
ANTH 204Archaeology - D2, SB 43-4
or ANTH 206 Principles of Archaeology - B
ANTH 475Engaged Anthropology - CUE3
ANTH 508History of Anthropology - WR, CUE 53
Select one course from the following:3
300 level Anthropology course
Biostatistics
Making Sense of Data - QR 4
Statistics for Psychology
Introduction to Social Statistics
Methods (select one of the following):3
Archaeological Theory and Methods - WR 5
Methods in Biological Anthropology - WR 5
Methods in Skeletal Forensics - WR 5
Ethnographic Methods - WR 5
Archaeology as Practice
Cultural Anthropology (select one of the following):3
Sex, Gender and Culture
Race, Culture, Identity
Studies in Enthnomusicology - SB, D2
Introduction to Japanese Society - SB, D2
The Anthropology of Europe - SB
Anthropology of China - SB, D2
African-American Cultural Traditions
Cultures of the Middle East
Indians of North America - D1, SBH
American Indian Women
Cultures of Africa - D2, SB
Iberian Anthropology
The Anthropology of Latin America - SB, D2
Anthropology of Religion
Ecology, Politics and Culture
Globalizing Inequalities - WR 5
Conflict, Law, and Culture
War and Society - WR 5
Nationalism, Violence, and the State
Anthropology of Refugees
The Anthropology of Space and Place
Human Rights
Museums, Culture and Nationhood
Language and Culture - AH, D1
Anthropology of Clothing
Sustainability: Anthropological Perspectives
Global Capitalisms
State & Empire
Modes of Consciousness
Medical Anthropology
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
Archaeology (select one of the following):3
Archaeology of Sacred Sites
Underwater Archaeology
Prehistoric Archaeology Europe - SBH
Emergence of Human Culture - SBH
Rise of Civilization
Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica
Archaeology of North America - SBH
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 Americans - SB
Archaeology as Practice
Zooarchaeology
Human Impacts on Past Environments
Lithic Technology
Ceramic Analysis
Biological Anthropology (select one of the following):3
Human Origins
Genes, Peoples and Evolution
Human Biological Variation
Darwin
Primates
The Human Skeleton
Evolutionary Anthropology
Anthropology of Infectious Disease
Special Topics in Biological Anthropology
Skeletal Forensics
Nutritional Anthropology
Health and Civilization
Special Topics in Biological 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
Animals and Humans
Anthropology of Water
Minimum Total Hours39-41
Supporting Courses
Electives in the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Humanities (other than Anthropology) 415
Six additional hours of foreign language6
Minimum Electives6-8
Minimum Total Hours27
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing one of the following3
Engaged Anthropology - CUE
History of Anthropology - WR, CUE

Only 60 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Science Degree.

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

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 101 Arts & Sciences First Year Experience 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Qualitative Reasoning - QR 3
ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - D2, SB 3
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 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 - S
or Principles of Biological Anthropology - B
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 - D2, SB
or Principles of Archaeology - B
3
General Elective 2
 Hours15
Spring
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
Foreign Language 2 4
Humanities or Natural Science Elective 3
Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or Humanities Elective (not Anthropology) 3
Select one of the following: 3
300 level Anthropology elective
 
Biostatistics  
Making Sense of Data - QR  
Statistics for Psychology
or Introduction to Social Statistics
 
 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 - CUE 3
 Hours16
Spring
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 - WR  
Methods in Biological Anthropology - WR  
Ethnographic Methods - WR  
Methods in Skeletal Forensics - WR  
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)  
ANTH 508 History of Anthropology - WR, CUE 3
Cultural Anthropology Course 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 Hours121-122

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