B.A. in Anthropology

Program Information

 Anthropology, the study of humans, provides students with a perspective on the nature of humankind over time and in different environments. It is concerned with humans as biological beings (biological anthropology), with prehistory and cultural evolution (archaeology), and with how humans order their worlds socially and culturally (social/cultural anthropology), as well as with the nature of human language (linguistic anthropology). The Department of Anthropology offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Undergraduate majors are encouraged to take a wide range of courses in archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

 This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog

This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement – contact your assigned academic advisor. if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their course load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

If considering this major, these classes will allow you to explore this option before making a decision: ANTH 2010, ANTH 2020 and ANTH 2030.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101

3

**GSU 1010

1

*Area D Science Sequence “A”

4

[LANG 1001]

3
Total Hours 14

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

[LANG 1002]

3

Area B Elective

2

Area D: Science Sequence “B”

4

POLS 1101

3
Total Hours 18

Notes

*This course is not included in the Freshman Learning Community.

 **GSU 1010 is an optional course for students enrolled in a Freshman Learning Community.

Get real-world training and experience with field methods in the U.S or abroad, through Field School courses (ANTH 4550/4560).

Engage with professionals in the community through junior/senior year internships (ANTH 4830).

Do a deeper dive with research and writing on special topics (ANTH 4980), or design your own research with a faculty member (ANTH 4999).


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

***ANTH 2010

3

ANTH 2020

3

Area C Elective

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

[LANG 2001]

3
Total Hours 18

Term 2

Course Hours

ANTH 2030

3

HIST 2110

3

Area B Elective

2

Area C Elective

3

Area F Elective

3

Area F Elective

3
Total Hours 17

Notes

***This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV or resume.

Get real-world training and experience with field methods in the U.S or abroad, through Field School courses (ANTH 4550/4560).

Engage with professionals in the community through junior/senior year internships (ANTH 4830).

Do a deeper dive with research and writing on special topics (ANTH 4980), or design your own research with a faculty member (ANTH 4999).


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

*ANTH 3033

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 12

Term 2

Course Hours

Area G Elective

4

Area G Elective

4

Area G Elective

4

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Notes

*This course fulfills the CTW requirement.

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Get real-world training and experience with field methods in the U.S or abroad, through Field School courses (ANTH 4550/4560).

Engage with professionals in the community through junior/senior year internships (ANTH 4830).

Do a deeper dive with research and writing on special topics (ANTH 4980), or design your own research with a faculty member (ANTH 4999).


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

Area G Elective

4

Area G Elective

4

ANTH 4020 or ANTH 4600

4

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ANTH 4970

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 12

Notes

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.

Get real-world training and experience with field methods in the U.S or abroad, through Field School courses (ANTH 4550/4560).

Engage with professionals in the community through junior/senior year internships (ANTH 4830).

Do a deeper dive with research and writing on special topics (ANTH 4980), or design your own research with a faculty member (ANTH 4999).