The major sequence requires a minimum of 30 credits. There are no initial prerequisites.
- Anthropology 20201 (formerly 30101), 20202 (formerly 30102), 20203 (formerly 30103), and 20204 (formerly 30104) comprise the "fundamentals." Majors are required to take three of the four fundamentals.
- Perspectives in Anthropological Analysis (ANTH 40400) and a designated methods course are also required in the major sequence.
- Students are further required to select 15 credit hours of electives, including 6 credits at the 40000 level.
- Both 30000-level and 40000-level courses normally require one fundamental course as a prerequisite.
- Transfer credit must be approved in writing on a “Course Approval Form” available in the departmental office. This includes all abroad programs as well. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be used from transfer courses. Filling out the form(s) before taking the course(s) is strongly encouraged.
- Transfer credit for courses in "fundamentals" or "methods" will be accepted only under exceptional circumstances and written approval must be obtained from the departmental chair.
- A University Seminar may not be used towards the major, the honors major, or the minor.
- It is recommended that students take the fundamentals by the end of their sophomore year, whereas ANTH 40400 is usually taken as a junior or senior.
Courses taken for pass-fail credit will not satisfy requirements for the major, the honors major, or the minor.
The minor requires 15 credit hours. There are no prerequisites. Students must take three of the four fundamentals: ANTH 20201 (30101), 20202 (30102), 20203 (30103), and 20204 (30104). In addition, students must take six credits of electives.
Honors Track Requirements
The honors track sequence requires a minimum of 36 credits. In addition to the requirements noted for the major, the honors track student must also take an additional methods course and a senior thesis or equivalent, which takes place in the senior year.
Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor to refine project ideas, develop research designs, prepare grant proposals (as appropriate), and attend to other details related to the honors track sequence.
You may formally declare an anthropology honors track major (ANTH-HONS) any time up through the second week of your final semester. If you declare after the final deadline, the honors designation may not appear on your transcript, even if you complete all other requirements. A minimum anthropology grade point average of 3.5 or faculty recommendation with vote of the department is required.