Major/Minor Requirements

Major in Anthropology –  Requires a minimum of 33 hours and must include ANT 111 or 114, 112, 113, 340, 390, and one course from each of the following two groups:

  • Linguistic Anthropology — 150, 333, 350, 353, 354, 355
  • Methods Courses — 315, 354, 368, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 387

Students may also count one course from a related department toward their Anthropology major as approved by the major advisor.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to enroll in a course offering intensive field research training.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 in anthropology courses is required at the time the major is declared. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in anthropology courses counted toward the major is required for graduation. Credit toward the major or minor not given for both ANT 111 and ANT 114. Only one course (excluding ANT 111, 112, 113, 114, 150, 340, 390) can be taken under the pass/fail option and used to meet major requirements. A maximum of four hours of course credit from ANT 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 398, and 399 can be used to meet major requirements. A maximum of six hours of anthropology transfer credit can be used to meet major requirements.

Minor in Anthropology –  Requires 18 hours and must include:

  • Two of the following four anthropology (ANT) courses: 112 (archaeology); 113 (biological anthropology); 114 (cultural anthropology); and 150 (linguistics).
  • A minimum of 12 hours in anthropology (with up to six hours credit from relevant course offerings of other departments, as approved by the minor advisor).
  • A minimum of six hours at the 200-level or above.

Only one course (excluding ANT 112, 113, 114, 150) can be taken under the pass/fail option and used to meet minor requirements. Only three hours from ANT 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 398, and 399 may be used toward the minor. Only three hours from ANT 381, 382, 383, and 384 may be used to meet minor requirements. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in anthropology courses counted toward the minor is required for graduation. Within these guidelines and in consultation with the minor advisor, students may design minor programs with a variety of specific foci. The following are just two examples of how an individual student might design his or her minor. Specific course combinations will vary.

  • Traditional anthropology minor: ANT 112, 113, 114 plus three additional courses in anthropology
  • Focus on human and cultural diversity: ANT 113, 114, Human Biological Diversity (ANT 367), Native Peoples of North America (ANT 358), Race and Ethnic Diversity in America (AES 151), African-American History (HST 240)

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