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Courses in anthropology provide an understanding of the nature of cultures and help you assess various explanations of human behavior. They also assist in the development of analytical and critical abilities. The curriculum is structured to include studies in the history and theory of anthropology in four anthropological fields: ethnology, archeology, bioanthropology, and linguistics; in at least two different world ethnographic areas; and in topical specializations. This program helps you prepare for graduate study, for teaching, and for careers in which the understanding of cultures is an asset.
Although a minor is not required for the Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, an outside concentration is recommended. Fifteen credits in history, political science, psychology, or sociology support the concentration.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this degree, students will:
- Achieve familiarity with different cultures in at least two regions of the world
- Know the major anthropological approaches to understanding the human condition
- Be able to explain societies in a holistic manner
- Achieve competency in writing
- Demonstrate critical thinking
- Acquire quantitative skills for analysis
- Demonstrate a willingness to engage learning and scholarship as a life-long endeavor
- This program is available on-campus.
Declaring this Major:
- A grade of C- or higher for all courses required in the major and a GPA of 2.00 or higher for all major department courses taken.
To earn the B.A. with a major in Anthropology, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above: