The following courses are required for students pursuing an Anthropology Degree.

Major Requirements

The anthropology major comprises 13 lower- and upper-division courses. Students are exposed to all four of the traditional sub-disciplines of anthropology while having the choice of majoring in anthropology or anthropology with an archaeology concentration.

A grade of C– or higher is required for coursework to count toward the major or minor. In addition, the minimum acceptable grade is C for the capstone courses Anthropology 130: Anthropological Theory and Anthropology 132: Research Methods.

REQUIRED Lower-Division Courses for Anthropology Major (13 credits total)

  • Anth 001
  • Anth 005
  • Bio 007 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (The course description is included in the School of Science Biology listings.)

Required Upper-Division Courses for Anthropology Major

  • Anth 100
  • Anth 105
  • Anth 121
  • Anth 130
  • Anth 132
  • Five electives

Required Lower-Division Courses for Anthropology Major with an Archaeology Concentration (12.5 credits total)

  • Anth 001
  • Anth 005
  • Bio 007: Introduction to Biological Anthropology (The course description is included in the School of Science Biology listings.)
  • Two .25 credit Anth 011 Conservation of Materials Archaeology labs

Required Upper–Division Courses for Anthropology Major with an Archaeology Concentration

  • Anth 100
  • Anth 105
  • Anth 121
  • Anth 127
  • Anth 129
  • Anth 130
  • Anth 132
  • Two electives
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