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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 33-34 credit hours 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 (a minimum of 12 credit hours of ANTH courses must be completed at UNC Charlotte)

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 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:

Anthropological Methods Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following in consultation with the department or academic advisor:

Quantitative Skills Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Other Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

Select 9 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

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

A GPA of at least 2.0 is required in the 33-34 hours of anthropology for the major.  ANTH 3601  and ANTH 4611  must be completed with a grade of C or above.

Honors Program

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

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