About the Anthropology Bachelor's Program
The anthropology program reflects the broad scope of the discipline, including the three areas of archaeology, ethnology, and physical anthropology. International and/or regional field schools in all three areas are highlights of the curriculum, and well-equipped laboratory facilities support faculty and student research in all three subfields.
A student majoring in anthropology must complete 34 semester hours in anthropology, including 10 hours of introductory-level coursework, 3 hours of theory, 9 hours of foundational courses, and 12 hours of electives. The introductory courses include ANTH 2100 , ANTH 2300 , ANTH 2301 , and ANTH 2302 . All majors are required to take ANTH 3316 as the theory course. Students are also required to take a foundational course in each subfield: ANTH 3310 or ANTH 3311 (physical anthropology); ANTH 3339 (ethnology); and ANTH 3343 , ANTH 3344 , ANTH 3347 , ANTH 3348 , or ANTH 3350 (archaeology). The remaining 12 hours are upper-division elective courses within the program. Students must complete two writing intensive courses within the discipline. A maximum of 9 hours of transfer credit may be accepted for the major. With prior departmental approval, 3 advanced hours in a related discipline may be counted toward the major. Anthropology majors must make a grade of C or better in each ANTH course. Up to 6 hours of individual studies and 6 hours of field courses may be credited to the major.
Forensic Anthropology Concentration. The department offers a concentration in forensic anthropology for students seeking the notation “Forensic Anthropology Concentration” on their transcripts. The concentration requires five 3-hour courses (15 hours) with a grade of C or better from the two following groups:
The anthropology major with a concentration in forensic anthropology requires a total of at least 34 hours of anthropology courses. Students must receive a grade of C or better in each course that counts toward the forensic anthropology concentration. The minimum prerequisites recommended for all advanced courses are ANTH 2100 and ANTH 2300 or consent of instructor.