The Anthropology Major

After completing the pre-Anthropology curriculum, students become Anthropology majors.  They choose a degree, B.A. or B.S.,  and a concentration in one of the four areas: Archaeology (B.A. or B.S.), Evolutionary Anthropology (B.A. or B.S.), Human Biology (B.S. only), Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology (B.A. only).

General Requirements for B.A in Archaeology, Evolutionary Anthropology, and Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology:

  • The core curriculum sequence in the student’s concentration;
  • The core curriculum sequence from a different one of the three concentrations: Archaeology, Evolutionary Anthropology, or Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology;
  • One 200-, 300-, or 400-level course in the remaining concentration;
  • At least 18 total credit hours of upper-division courses;
  • 6-12 credit hours of upper-division courses in your selected concentration;
  • Electives at any level in any concentration to make a total of 36 credit hours


General Requirements for the B.S. in Archaeology and Evolutionary Anthropology:  

  • The listed above for the B.A. options,:
  • An advanced anthropology laboratory course or summer field-school of 3 credit hours minimum. This course is in addition to any other concentration lab requirements.
  • At least 6 credit hours of mathematics as approved for the College of Arts and Sciences group requirements. The mathematics courses must be taken for a letter grade. The Evolutionary Anthropology and Human Biology B.S. degrees require college algebra, or a higher level.
  • A minor in, or distributed among, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, or Psychology.