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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, B.A.

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Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Students who test out of FORL 2002, may choose 3 credit hours from among the following Area F electives:

Choose one:

Then the student can choose from one of the three following tracks:

Option 1: Archaeology field experience Credit Hours: 30

Students in the Archaeology field experience Track must take

Option 2: Internship experience Credit Hours: 30

Students in the Internship experience track must take:

Option 3: Four Field Anthropology Credit Hours: 21

In the four field option, the student must take one of the methods courses (Archaeological Methods and Theory OR Ethnographic Methods) and then choose 9 hours from each of the two tracks.


For Options 1 & 2 students should choose 6 hours of free electives. For Option 3 students should choose 15 hours of free elective, which can include up to six hours of field session or internship.

Minor - Required

Select 15 credit hours of Minor courses 15

Total Credit Hours: 124

Other Program Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C” in required Anthropology courses; “C” average for all Anthropology courses with maximum of one “D” included; a maximum of 9 hours can be taken either for the Archaeology Field Session or for the Internship in Anthropology; or for a combination of the Archaeology Field Session and the Internship in Anthropology.

Honors in Anthropology

To graduate with Honors in Anthropology, a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College;
  • successfully complete one credit hour of HONS 4610  during their first semester in the departmental honors program, and at least two credit hours of HONS 4999  after HONS 4610  and before graduation (normally one during each of the last semesters enrolled);
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.

Three UHON hours can be applied toward the required hours in either track of the major. The three hours of UHON credit can be substituted in the major for the capstone course, if the student is in good standing with their thesis mentor during the spring semester of their senior year.


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