Jun 15, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2021-2022 Previous Edition

Anthropology, B.A.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs (Majors)

A Major in Anthropology leading to the B.A. degree requires completion of 33-34 credit hours of anthropology coursework. 

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 (a minimum of 12 credit hours of ANTH courses must be completed at UNC Charlotte)

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 WRDS 1103 , WRDS 1104 , or the equivalent.

Major Courses (33-34 credit hours)

Sociocultural or Linguistic Anthropology Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Other Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Select 12 credit hours of the following ANTH elective courses, including at least one elective at the 3000 level and one at the 4000 level.  A second major course in each group above can count as an elective if not already taken above. 

Cultural Anthropology Courses

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

A GPA of at least 2.0 is required in the 33-34 credit hours of anthropology required for the major.  ANTH 3601  and 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.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs (Majors)