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College of Social Science
Department of Anthropology
Anthropology - Bachelor of Science
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Anthropology
- The University requirements for the bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology.
The completion of Statistics and Probability 200, 201, or 421, referenced in item 3. g. below may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement or the Department of Anthropology NATURAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT, but not both.
The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Anthropology major is met by completing Anthropology 489. That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
- The College of Social Science requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.
- The following requirements for the major (30 credits):
- All of the following courses:
ANP 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANP 203 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
ANP 206 Introduction Physical Anthropology (3)
ANP 489 Anthropology Capstone Course (W) (3)
- One area course from Anthropology 410, 411, 414, 415, 416, 417, 419, 432, 433, 451, 452, 453, 455.
- One topical/analytical course from Anthropology 320, 321, 325, 330, 362, 363, 364, 370, 420, 422, 423, 425, 426, 428, 430, 431, 436, 439, 440, 441, 443, 461, 462.
- One anthropological methods course selected from Anthropology 429, 441, 463, 464.
- Four additional Anthropology courses, at least three of which must be at the 300-400 level. Anthropology 101 may not be used to meet this requirement.
- Fifteen additional credits in courses offered by a department or program in the Colleg eof Natural Science, chosen from at least two of the following: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Science, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Physics and Astronomy, Plant Biology, Physiology, Statistics and Probability, and Zoology. Relevant natural science courses offered through any other college may be taken with the approval of the student's academic advisor.
- One statistics and probability course selected from STT 200, 201, 421; or PSY 295.