Getting Started

College: SBS

Information below is meant to guide first year students in getting started with this major and choosing appropriate courses. More advanced students interested in this major would also likely start with proposed foundation/pre-requisite courses. Please refer to the Major page located in the left menu bar to learn about the full major requirements.

How to Explore the Major

Suggested General Education Courses:

All Undergraduates are required to satisfy the General Education Requirements. Guidelines for students are available at Students should choose a wide variety of Gen Ed courses, providing breadth of experience.

Suggested Major and Pre-requisites Courses:

There are no required courses, but ANTHRO 100, 102, 103, 104 (OR 106), 105 and 150 are good courses with which to explore and/or begin the major. They introduce students to the foundations of Anthropology and serve as pre-requisites for many of the upper level classes.

These courses, along with Anthropology 205, 208, 234, 258, and 270, also meet Gen Ed requirements.

Note: ANTHRO 104 and ANTHRO 106 cannot both be counted towards the major.

How to Declare/Change into the Major

For current & admitted students: This major is unrestricted, which means any student may declare the major. Unrestricted majors may still have an entry process such as meeting with an advisor or attending an informational meeting.

Students declaring the major should meet with the Director of Undergraduate Advising or Undergraduate Program Director.

Transfer Students

Students can declare when they enter the university. Students should meet with an advisor in the Department of Anthropology, preferably during a transfer advising session or before the first day of classes.

Summary of Requirements for the Major

Minimum total # of credits required: 42

Refer to the Major page located in the left menu bar to learn more

Is there a minor? If so what are the requirements?
Yes! A minor is available. Refer to the Minor page located in the left menu bar to learn more. See the Director of Undergraduate Advising or the Undergraduate Program Director to declare and determine an approved focus.

For further information, contact:
Professor Krista Harper
Undergraduate Program Director
215 Machmer Hall

Professor Boone Shear
Director of Undergraduate Advising
207A Machmer Hall