Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

33 Credit hours in Anthropology (21 hours of core courses, 12 hours of Anthropology electives at the 2900 - 4000 level) and 18 hours of related coursework in other related fields.

Required Anthropology courses

  • ANTH 2000 Proseminar 1, 1 hour
  • ANTH 2020 Introduction to Archaeology, 3 hours
  • ANTH 2700 Human Evolution, 3 hours
  • ANTH 2800 Cultural Anthropology, 3 hours
  • ANTH 3850 Peoples of the World, 3 hours
    or   ANTH 3920 Indians of North America, 3 hours
    or   ANTH 3940 People of Sub-Saharan Africa, 3 hours
  • ANTH 4000 Proseminar 2, 2 hours
  • ANTH 4200 History of Anthropological Theory (WAC), 3 hours
  • ANTH 4440 People, Population, and Society: Demographic Analysis, 3 hours
    or ANTH 4510 Field Methods in Archaeology, 3 hours 
     ANTH 4520 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology, 3 hours
    or ANTH 4530 Qualitative Approaches, 3 hours
    or ANTH 4560 Ethnographic Fieldwork, 3 hours

*1 WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) course in discipline required

Anthropology Electives: 12 hours of additional courses at the 2900 - 4000 level
Electives include  Independent Readings, Independent Research, and Study Abroad which can be arranged. Students should discuss their personal and professional interests with the undergraduate adviser before selecting elective courses to complete the major.

Related Courses 18 hours of related courses: The requirement of 18 related hours is to be met with two sub-requirements: ARTH 2200 (Ethnographic Art) & LING 3150 (Linguistic Principles). Six (6) of the remaining 12 hours must be at the 3000/4000 level. In special circumstances the undergraduate adviser may approve alternatives to the courses listed above. Students may not take P/NC in major or related courses (with the exception of ANTH 2000/4000).

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For more information, contact:

Undergraduate Advisor, Thomas Zych
Phone: 419-530-4395
Office: 2680C University Hall

Click here to download a .pdf of BA Requirements

Click here to see Minor Requirements webpage

Last Updated: 9/15/23