Feb 26, 2021
Susan Kirkpatrick Smith
Bachelor of Science Degree
Department of Geography and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Bachelor of Science in Anthropology provides students with a solid foundation of disciplinary knowledge that prepares them for diverse professional employment opportunities and graduate school. The Anthropology major encompasses a broad education about human biological, behavioral, and cultural stability and change and the comparative study of contemporary societies and cultures around the planet. Majors will take courses in cultural theory and practice, physical anthropology, and archaeology, in addition to foundational courses in the field of anthropology.
General Education (42 Credit Hours)
See listing of requirements.
(It is required that students take MATH 1107 in Area D of the General Education Program.)
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)
- Foreign language 1002 or higher (or elective from list below if FL 1002 is used in Area B)
Electives (9 Credit Hours):
- Select any three 1000 or 2000 level courses from ANTH, HIST, GEOG, PHIL, POLS, PSY, SOC.
Upper Division Major Requirements (39 Credit Hours)
Foundations in Anthropology (15 Credit Hours)
Anthropological Applications (6 Credit Hours)
Upper Division Elective Courses (18 Credit Hours)
Select 18 hours (6 courses) from those listed below or any other 3000-4000 level ANTH course not listed. Each student must take at least one course from each of the areas: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, and Archaeology.
(A study abroad course with prior approval of the department or ANTH 4490 can be used to fulfill a requirement in the Upper Division Elective area.)
Related Studies (9 Credit Hours)
- Nine hours of upper-division studies beyond the major requirements as approved by the academic advisor. 3000-4000 level ANTH courses are permitted in the Related Studies area. Additional internships may also be approved when deemed appropriate.
Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)
Any courses in the university curriculum.
Program Total (120 Credit Hours)
University-Wide Degree Requirements