BS in Anthropology

As an anthropology BS major, you will take courses that examine humans from evolutionary, historical, and cultural perspectives and you will develop critical thinking in areas as diverse as globalization, biology, the state, the human body, politics, evolution, colonialism, race, language, health and illness, and cultural diversity. In order to gain the maximum benefit from Anthropology’s breadth of topical and critical perspectives, we encourage students to take courses in cultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistic anthropologies.

Major requirements include courses from the introductory to the advanced level, as well as a capstone experience. The anthropology BS requires students to take 20-24 credits outside the anthropology department in the quantitative and natural sciences (QNS) in order to learn how to ask scientific questions, design research methodologies, collect and analyze data, and use the results to refine research questions.

Students planning to continue to a graduate program in anthropology generally concentrate on a specialty within the field, such as medical anthropology, human evolution, or North American historical archaeology. Students with career interests in other fields (e.g., healthcare, scientific research, forensics) are encouraged to consult with their advisors to put together a course of study in their QNS course requirements that would best support their career goals.

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