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Anthropology Honors, BA

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About the Program

Anthropology is unique among the social sciences in considering humankind from a holistic perspective that aims for an understanding of how culture, biology, history and language intersect. We have a rigorous and well-balanced four-field ( biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology) undergraduate program. Our faculty ably cover a range of substantive, methodological and theoretical areas in courses that provide students with a solid grounding in anthropological perspectives.

Our four-field program at the undergraduate level includes coursework in biological, archaeological, sociocultural, and linguistic anthropology. Undergraduates have an opportunity for hands-on experience and training in archaeological and bioanthropological methods.

Our honors program provides a capstone experience for students. The year-long program enables students to focus on a particular empirical issue in an anthropological subdiscipline and to write an honors thesis based on that research.

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Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Anthropology Honors  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

College of Liberal Arts

A Minor is not required with this Major.

Anthropology majors must earn a “C” or better in any course used to fulfill a major requirement


For this major students must establish credit in ANTH 20400  (An Introduction to Biological Anthropology & Human Evolution) with a grade of C or above. This course may be included as a choice for the core, or may be taken as an elective, or credit established by examination.

Requirements for the Major

B. Eight (8) Courses from the following list in Anthropology (24 credits)

At least one (1) course must be chosen from each of the four subfields, and at least one (1) of these eight courses must be at the 50000 level.


*only 6 hrs. of ANTH 42800  may be used toward area B Requirements

Total required for the Major (33 credits)

Anthropology Honors must take the following and earn a “B” or better

Program Requirements

Fall 1st Year


Spring 1st Year


Fall 2nd Year


Spring 2nd Year


  • Math/Stat *
  • United States Tradition *
  • Racial & Ethnic Diversity *
  • Req B

Fall 3rd Year


  • Gender Issues *
  • Req B
  • Req B

Spring 3rd Year


  • Social Ethics *
  • Req B
  • Req B

Spring 4th Year


  • Req B
  • Req B


*Satisfies a school core requirement.

+Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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