Major Requirements

Ten courses are required for a BA in anthropology, of which at least eight must be at the 200-level or higher. A research project and several additional courses are required for students interested in completing an BA with Honors in anthropology.

For students transferring from another institution, the cap is 5 courses (equivalent to 20 credit hours). Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for approval.

Questions? Contact your department advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

BA Requirements

ANTH 101: Being Human: Cultural Anthropology*

ANTH 200: Anthropological Research and Methods**

ANTH 204: Reading Ethnography

One Theory course: ANTH 201-202, 205-210

Five ANTH electives - four of which must be 200-level or above.

One senior requirement course:

  • 300 level Advanced Topics
  • ANTH 395H: Honors Research in Anthropology

*ANTH 101 is normally taken before the spring semester of the sophomore year

**ANTH 200 is normally taken in the sophomore year (ANTH 101 is a prerequisite of this course)


Achievement of a grade point average for the courses required of concentrators, not including courses in the allied field(s), as follows:

  • High Distinction: 3.9