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Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
Anthropology is the holistic, comparative study of human diversity. The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Anthropology provides students with a solid foundation in the contemporary theory, practice and application of the discipline and an understanding of global human diversity with a special emphasis on the cultures, lifeways and contemporary social issues of Alaska and the Circumpolar North. The program prepares students in intercultural fluency, critical thinking and research skills through coursework, applied research experiences and fieldwork. Graduates find opportunities in laboratory sciences, international development agencies, governmental agencies, museums, non-profit organizations, publishing and many other fields. Many graduates also pursue graduate degrees in anthropology, medicine, public health, behavioral sciences, forensics and other fields.Admission Requirements Graduation Requirements
- Complete theÂ General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete theÂ General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the following major requirements:Â
|ANTHÂ A202||Cultural Anthropology||3|
and Biological Anthropology Laboratory
|ANTHÂ A210||Linguistic Anthropology||3|
and Archaeology Laboratory
|ANTHÂ A410||Anthropological Theory||3|
|ANTHÂ A458||Applied Ethics in Anthropology 1||3|
|ANTHÂ A200||Alaska Native Cultures||3|
|ANTHÂ A390A||Arctic and Subarctic Cultures 1||3|
|ANTHÂ A390B||World Cultures 1||3|
|orÂ ANTHÂ A390C||Comparative Culture Studies|
|Complete six credits from at least two the following: 2||6|
|Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology|
|Field Methods in Archaeology and Bioanthropology|
|Cultural Resource Management|
|Analytical Techniques in Archaeology and Bioanthropology 1|
|Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology|
|Complete six credits from at least two of the following: 2||6|
|Culture and Human Biodiversity|
|Culture and Ecology|
|Culture and Health|
|Culture and Globalization|
|Health, Ritual and Science 1|
|Historical Engagements 1|
|Belief and Identity 1|
|Topics in the Contemporary North 1|
|Culture, Environment, Place 1|
|Complete any additional 3 credits in anthropology.||3|
|STATÂ A253||Applied Statistics for the Sciences||4|
|orÂ STATÂ A307||Probability and Statistics|
|Upper-Division Natural Sciences Electives|
|Complete six upper-division credits in BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS.||6|
Specific topical emphases for these courses vary by offering. See catalog course descriptions for details.
Other upper-division selected topics (ANTHÂ A490),Â independent study (ANTH A497), or individual research (ANTH A498) courses may be applied to satisfy methodological or topical/theoretical course requirements with advisor approval, depending on course content.
A minimum of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.Honors in Anthropology
The BS in Anthropology recognizes distinguished achievement by undergraduate majors in the study of anthropology by conferring programmatic honors in Anthropology. In order to receive honors in Anthropology, a student must meeting the following requirements:
- Be a declared anthropology major.
- Satisfy all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Anthropology.
- Meet the requirements forÂ Graduation with Honors.
- Earn a grade point average of 3.50 or above in courses specific to the anthropology major.
- Complete a senior thesis project (taken asÂ ANTHÂ A499), based on library, laboratory or field research resulting in a substantial, thesis-quality paper defended before the anthropology faculty. The course may be taken on a one-semester (3-credit) or two-semester (6-credit) basis.