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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 hours in anthropology and 18 hours of related work.  

Degree Requirements


General Education Courses (37-43 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program 

Anthropological Methods


Plus, select one course in anthropological methods from the list below:

Major Elective Courses (9 credit hours)


Select 9 credit hours of ANTH course electives.

Related 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 (e.g., advanced language skills beyond 2201, GIS or computer skills, lab skills).

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.

Honors Program


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

Suggested Curriculum


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

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