Anthropology B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Introduction to Anthropology
World Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Anthropological Inquiry
Foreign Language thru 2002
Students who test out of FORL 2002, may choose 3 hours from among the following Area F electives:
Glob Pers Ant: People of World
Concepts of Biology
and Concepts of Biology Laboratory
Environmental Biology
and Environmental Biology Lab
Physical Geography
World Regional Geography
Introduction to the Earth
General Historical Geology
Environmental Geology
World History I: Development of World Civilization
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Political Analysis
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Global Sociology
Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics II
Major Requirements
REQUIRED: ALL Students must take the following courses:9
Linguistic Anthropology
Frameworks for Anthropology
Capstone Seminar in Anthropology
Then the student can choose from one of the three following tracks:
Option 1: Archaeology field experience30
Students in the Archaeology field experience Track must take
Archaeological Methods and Theory
Then the student should choose 12 hours from the following upper division courses and 6 hours from the Internship Experience track:
Fire, Stone, Hide and Bone
Southeastern Prehistory
Material Culture
Historical Archaeology
Foraging to Farming
Contact: Worlds Collide
Public Archaeology
Forensic Anthropology
Primate Social Behavior and Ecology
Archaeological Curation
Advanced Archaeo Analysis
Potsherds to Pixels: Digital and Spatial Technologies for Archaeologists
Archaeologies of Conflict
Environmental Archaeology
Selected Topics in Archaeology
AND a total of 9 hours field experience:
ARCH   4732Archaeology Field Session3-9
Option 2: Internship experience 30
Students in the Internship experience track must take:
Ethnographic Methods
Then the student should choose 12 hours from the courses listed below, and 6 hours from the archaeology track:
Selected Topics Anthropology
European Cultures
Native Peoples of North America
Native Peoples of the Southeast
Caribbean Cultures
Anthropology of Adornment
Anthropology and Human Problems
Anthropology of Sex and Gender
Medical Anthropology
Reading Culture
Anthropology of Foodways
Sorcery, Demons and Gods
Language and Culture
Anthropology of Language and Gender
Life Cycle of Language
Selected Topics in Applied Anthropology
AND a total of 9 hours of internship experience:
Internship in Anthropology
Option 3: Four field anthropology21
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.6-15
Minor - Required
Select 15 credit hours of Minor courses15
Total Credit Hours124

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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