Anthropology In Class Undergraduate Program

The mission of the B.A. in Anthropology is to provide a program of study that will produce graduates who possess a greater understanding of human biological and cultural diversity and thus possess the skills necessary to successfully navigate our rapidly changing global environment.

We provide coursework in the following areas:

  • Ethnoecology, ethnobotany, anthrozoology, ecofeminism, comparative primatology and ethnoprimatology, and traditional environmental knowledge
  • Archaeology and biological anthropology, including forensic anthropology, medical anthropology, and molecular anthropology
  • Field and laboratory research methods
  • History of human and primate interactions within environmental contexts
  • Political ecology, sustainable development, and environmental justice
  • Critical environmental studies, and local food systems
  • Comparative cultural studies
  • Linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics


In addition to completion of the University General Education and College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Requirements, Anthropology majors are required to complete four core courses (ANTH 110, 111, 419, and either  ANTH 380 or EIS 440); two courses in the directed electives (either ANTH 201 or ANTH 249; and either ANTH 305, 310, 325, or 326); plus 15 hours (five classes) of Anthropology coursework (with at least four upper-division courses). A total of thirty-three semester hours are required for a major in Anthropology. Anthropology majors will also complete a minor in a related field.

Please see the current Undergraduate Catalog for details, or check STARS for information about available courses.