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Anthropology, Applied Anthropology Concentration, B.A.


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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 credit hours in anthropology and 18 credit hours of related work. 

Degree Requirements


General Education Courses (37-41 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.

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 .

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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