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Anthropology, B.A.

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A Major in Anthropology leading to the B.A. degree requires completion of 34 credit hours of anthropology coursework. 

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 with a Major 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 1103 , UWRT 1104 , or the equivalent.

Major Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

Select 18 credit hours of ANTH elective courses, including at least 6 credit hours in cultural anthropology. 

Restricted Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

Select 18 credit hours of electives in related courses.  Electives should be chosen from related disciplines or an approved minor in another discipline.  Students should select courses in consultation with the department and/or their  advisor. 

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

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 .


Students should consult the department concerning internships and field schools in anthropology.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0; students with a GPA below 2.0 should consult with departmental advisor
  • Declaration of Major:  Change of Major form accepted year-round, except during pre-registration periods; orientation/advising session required after declaration
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

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