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Anthropology, B.A.

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 Requirement

Students majoring in Anthropology must complete either a 2000-level course in a foreign language that uses the Latin alphabet (French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc.) or a 1202-level course in a language that is not written in the Latin alphabet (Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, etc.), or demonstrate proficiency at that level.  Intermediate American Sign Language is accepted.  Non-native speakers of English may complete the foreign language requirement by passing UWRT 1101  and UWRT 1102  or the equivalent.

Major Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

Students select ANTH course electives, including at least six credit hours in cultural anthropology. 

Related Courses (18 credit hours)

Also required are 18 credit hours of related work to be arranged in consultation with the student’s advisor and organized around a region, an allied discipline, or minor in another approved discipline. 

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.

Suggested Curriculum

For a suggested curriculum progression toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.