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Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 
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Anthropology, Applied Anthropology Concentration, B.A.

The Concentration in Applied Anthropology is designed to equip anthropology majors with the skills needed for a career in applied anthropology, an area with growing employment opportunities.  Applied anthropologists work in educational institutions, museums, zoos, health care organizations, non-profits, the business world, and elsewhere. Preparation for a career in applied anthropology involves developing a special set of job skills, in addition to a breadth of anthropological knowledge.  Students who pursue a Concentration in Applied Anthropology complete coursework that will help them develop these skills.

The Concentration in Applied Anthropology does not require more coursework than the traditional major .  Instead, it requires specific coursework. Both options require a total of 11 courses/34 hours in anthropology and 18 hours of related work.  

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (37-43 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program 

Foreign Language Courses (0-4 credit hours)

Students majoring in Anthropology must complete either a 2000-level course in a foreign language that uses the Latin alphabet or a 1202-level course in a language that is not written in the Latin alphabet, or demonstrate proficiency at that level. Non-native speakers of English may complete the foreign language requirement by passing UWRT 1101  and UWRT 1102  or the equivalent.

Anthropological Methods

Plus, select one course in anthropological methods from the list below:

Major Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

Select three courses from the following areas:

Restricted Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

Quantitative Skills (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Communication Skills (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Interdisciplinary Skills (9 credit hours)

Select 9 credit hours of coursework outside of anthropology that focuses on a specific topic (e.g., health, education, public policy, business, political science, Latin America, Africa, Asia, etc.).

Technical Skills (3 credit hours)

Select 3 credit hours that equips students with technical skills necessary in their job area.  Electives may include a course in GIS, computer programming, laboratory techniques, advanced language, etc.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirement

A GPA of at least 2.0 is required in the 34 hours of anthropology for the major.  ANTH 4601  must be completed with a grade of C or above.

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in Anthropology, visit the program page .

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.  Consultation with an advisor is required.