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Anthropology, BS

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This major provides a balanced education in the four fields of anthropology: culture, archaeology, linguistics, and biology. It offers a foundation in theory, methodology, and applications of anthropological knowledge. The curriculum emphasizes the comparative study of human beings and their cultures in all times and all places. It prepares students for graduate study and/or careers in such fields as teaching, research, human services, international business, heritage preservation, forensics, and criminalistics.The Anthropology major requires 54 semester hours including supportive requirements. A maximum of two courses may be accepted in transfer to be applied toward the Breadth Requirements.

Program Requirements

Total program: 58-60 semester hours

Supportive Course: 4 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ANTH 305 Quantitative Analysis 4

Core Requirements: 20 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ANTH 390 Research Methods 4
ANTH 400 Anthropological Theory 4
ANTH 497 Internship 4
ANTH 499A Senior Thesis A 4
ANTH 499B Senior Thesis B 4

Breadth Requirements: 22-24 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
  1 Cultural Anthropology Course as Approved by Advisor 4
  1 Linguistic Course as approved by Advisor 4
  1 Biological Anthropology Course as Approved by Advisor 4
  1 Archaeology Course as Approved by Advisor 4
  2 Labs 6-8

Electives: 12 semester hours

Three Electives as Approved by Advisor

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