Bachelor of Science in Anthropology

Admission Requirements

Complete the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.

Graduation Requirements

Core Anthropology Courses
ANTH A202Cultural Anthropology3
Biological Anthropology
and Biological Anthropology Laboratory
ANTH A210Linguistic Anthropology3
and Archaeology Laboratory
ANTH A410Anthropological Theory3
ANTH A458Applied Ethics in Anthropology 13
Ethnographic Courses
ANTH A390AArctic and Subarctic Cultures 13
Complete one of the following:3
World Cultures 1
Comparative Culture Studies 1
Methodology Courses
Complete six credits from at least two the following: 26
Applied Anthropology
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
Topical/Theoretical Courses
Complete six credits from at least two of the following: 26
Archaeological Theory
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
Anthropology Electives
Complete any additional 3 credits in anthropology.3
Complete one of the following:4
Applied Statistics for the Sciences
Probability and Statistics
Upper-Division Natural Sciences Electives
Complete six upper-division credits in BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS.6

A minimum of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.

Honors in Anthropology

The award of honors in anthropology recognizes outstanding achievement by undergraduate majors in the study of anthropology. To be eligible for departmental honors, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Be a declared anthropology major.
  2. Satisfy all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Anthropology.
  3. Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.
  4. Earn a grade point average of 3.50 or above in courses specific to the anthropology major.
  5. Complete a senior thesis project (taken as ANTH 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.