Department of Geography and Anthropology

Programs / Bachelor of Science in Anthropology

The Bachelor of Science in Anthropology

The Bachelor of Science in Anthropology provides students with a solid foundation of disciplinary knowledge that prepares them for diverse professional employment opportunities and graduate school. The Anthropology major encompasses a broad education about human biological, behavioral, and cultural stability and change and the comparative study of contemporary societies and cultures around the planet. Majors will take courses in cultural theory and practice, physical anthropology, and archaeology, in addition to foundational courses in the field of anthropology.

Program Requirements

General Education - 42 hours

See listing of requirements.

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) - 18 Credit Hours

Required - 9 Credit Hours
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • Foreign language 1002 or higher (or elective from list below if FL 1002 is used in Area B)
    3
  • World Regional Geography
    3
  • Introduction to Anthropology
    3
Electives - 9 Credit Hours
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • Select any three 1000 or 2000 level courses from ANTH, HIST, GEOG, PHIL, POLS, PSY, SOC
    9

Upper Division Major Requirements - 39 Credit Hours

Foundations in Anthropology - 15 Credit Hours
Anthropological Applications - 6 Credit Hours
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • Anthropology Practicum

    Internship in Anthropology
    3
  • Research Methods in Anthropology
    3


Upper Division Elective Courses - 18 Credit Hours

Select 18 hours (6 courses) from those listed below or any other 3000-4000 level ANTH course not listed. Each student must take at least one course from each of the areas: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, and Archaeology.

Cultural Anthropology

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
    3
  • Indigenous Peoples of the Southeast United States
    3
  • Religion, Magic, and Culture
    3
  • Food and Culture
    3
  • Cultures and Societies of the World
    3
  • Capitalisms and Cultures in Asia
    3
  • Anthropology and Africa
    3
  • Afro-Brazilian Culture and Politics
    3
  • Ethnography of Media: Global Perspectives
    3
  • Global Ethnographies of Labor
    3
  • Anthropology of Gender
    3
  • Environmental Anthropology Field Methods
    3

Physical Anthropology

Archaeology

Note:

(A study abroad course with prior approval of the department or ANTH 4490 can be used to fulfill a requirement in the Upper Division Elective area.)

Related Studies - 9 Credit Hours


  • Nine hours of upper-division studies beyond the major requirements as approved by the academic advisor. 3000-4000 level ANTH courses are permitted in the Related Studies area. Additional internships may also be approved when deemed appropriate.

Free Electives - 12 Credit Hours


  • Any courses in the University curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)