Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology

Anthropological Perspectives (BA)

  • Program Overview

    The BA in Anthropology allows flexibility in the sequencing and selection of courses toward the major. Students may value this flexibility if, for example, you wish to concentrate in a particular sub-discipline (or two) during the course of your undergraduate studies, or if you are a double major and need the flexibility of tailoring your anthropology major to complement your other major focus.

    Students who wish to concentrate in a particular anthropology sub-discipline must include the foundations' course for that sub-discipline as one of their lower-level courses (see worksheet). If you choose to concentrate in one sub-field, remember that no more than seven courses from a single sub-field may be used to fulfill the requirements for the BA.

    Not all courses required for the major are offered every year, and new courses added to the department's offerings may well count toward the degree, so you should treat the list of courses as a guide, subject to change. Students are encouraged to see the Director of Undergraduate Studies if they have any questions about major requirements or course selection for the upcoming semester.

  • Download Worksheet

    A worksheet is provided below in PDF form to help you chart your progress toward the degree. Please note that these worksheets are not a substitute for advising, or for the Degree Works reports issued by the University. Rather, they are to assist you in your course planning.

    Note: Only courses passed with a grade of C- or better will be counted toward fulfilling major requirements and, only one course taken under the pass/fail option will be accepted in fulfillment of major requirements.

    Anthropological Perspectives: WORKSHEET


Anthropology (BA)

  • Program Overview

    The General Anthropology track offers the student a sound understanding of the concerns and methods within each of the four subfields of anthropology — archaeology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology.

    Please email the Undergraduate Director for more information.


Anthropology (BS)

  • Program Overview

    The BS degree program allows majors to integrate anthropology with scientific training relevant to certain career paths. You might consider the BS degree if, for example, you are interested in biological anthropology or archaeology, or if you want to combine anthropology with other sciences as part of a pre-health program. The BS combines foundational work in each of the four sub-fields of anthropology with training in quantitative methods and laboratory or field settings.

    Anthropology courses that apply to this major emphasize natural science methodologies and theories (see worksheet for requirements). Not all courses required for the major are offered every year, and new courses added to the department's offerings may well count toward the degree, so you should treat the list of courses as a guide, subject to change. Students are encouraged to see the Director of Undergraduate Studies if they have any questions about major requirements or course selection for the upcoming semester.

  • Download Worksheet

    A worksheet is provided below in PDF form to help you chart your progress toward the degree. Please note that these worksheets are not a substitute for advising, or for the Degree Works reports issued by the University. Rather, they are to assist you in your course planning.

    Note: Only courses passed with a grade of C- or better will be counted toward fulfilling major requirements and, only one course taken under the pass/fail option will be accepted in fulfillment of major requirements.

    Worksheet for BS Degree in Anthropology


Declare your Major/Minor

Students who wish to major in anthropology must complete the Declaration of Major/Minor Form below, which must be signed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Declaration of Major/Minor Form