B.A. in Anthropology (AN.BA)

B.A. in Anthropology (AN.BA)

Major Requirements/Anthropology (36 credits)
AN-103Cultural Anthropology3
(Satisfies Social Science Survey (SS.SV) in General Education)
AN-104Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
(Satisfies Social Science Survey (SS.SV) in General Education)
AN-107Introduction to Archaeology3
Select 12 credits in Anthropology at the 250-level or higher 112
Select 3 credits in Anthropology at the 300-level or higher 13
Select one of the following:3
Field Research in Archaeology
Ethnographic Methods
Archaeology Field Study
AN-382Applied Anthropology3
AN-401Anthropological Theory3
AN-426Research Seminar in Anthropology3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
Outside Major Requirements (12 credits)
GO-100People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography3
or GIS-224 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
(Either course satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
Select 9 credits in any combination from the following subjects: 19
Economics (BE)
History (HS)
Political Science (PS)
Psychology (PY)
Sociology (SO)
Free Electives (39 credits) 2
Complete up to 39 credits of free electives. 239
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 3
Complete 33 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 333
Total Credits120

If course selection satisfies a General Education requirement, additional free elctives may be permitted. See advisor.


Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3AN-104 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
AN-103 Cultural Anthropology (Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3EN-102 College Composition II3
HS-1xx History Elective (Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3MA-1xx Gen*Ed Mathematics3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
AN-107 Introduction to Archaeology3Select one course from subjects: BE,HS,PS,PY,SO3
GO-100 People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography or GIS 224 (Both courses satisfy Technological Literacy (TL). GO-100 also satisfies Cultural Diversity (CD))3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
EN-2xx Literature (LIT)3AN-250+ Anthropology Elective3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3Free Electives6
Free Elective3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
AN-382 Applied Anthropology3AN-401 Anthropological Theory3
Select one course from subjects: BE,HS,PS,PY,SO3Select AN-315, AN-322, or AN-3903
AN-250+ Anthropology Elective3Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3
Free Electives 6Free Electives6
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
AN-250+ Anthropology Electives6AN-426 Research Seminar in Anthropology3
Select one course from subjects: BE,HS,PS,PY,SO3PR-4xx Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3
Free Electives6AN-300+ Anthropology Elective3
 Free Electives6
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120