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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Anthropology
(678) 797-2373

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 evolution and the comparative study of contemporary societies and cultures around the planet. Majors must select one of four concentrations:

  • Cultural Applications and Practice, which prepares students to work in culturally diverse workplaces or with diverse clientele
  • Forensic Anthropology, which provides knowledge, training, and skills in human osteology and its applications in a forensic context
  • Applied Archaeology, which educates students in archaeological techniques needed for employment in government and contract archaeology positions
  • Geographic Information Systems Applications in Anthropology, which focuses on the informationtechnology and cartographic skills necessary for many anthropological research positions

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

see listing of requirements 

University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)

Electives (6 Credit Hours):

  • Select any two 1000 or 2000 level courses from HIST, GEOG, PHIL, POLI, PSY, SOC.

Upper Division Major Requirements (39 Credit Hours)

Upper Division Elective Courses

Select 21 hours (7 courses) from those listed below. Each student must take at least one course from each of the areas: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology.

Related Studies (9 Credit Hours)

  • Nine upper-division studies beyond the major requirements as approved by the academic advisor. Lower-division courses or additional internships may also be approved when deemed appropriate.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (123 Credit Hours)

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