Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology learn about human origins and anatomy; approaches to gender, social class and race; and examine material culture and linguistic variation. They complete core classes and electives from across the departmental focus areas, in addition to fieldwork and lab research options.
Compared with the BS in Biological Anthropology, the BA degree requires a greater number of 2000-3000 level anthropology courses as well as four semesters of foreign language studies. All students in the anthropology major complete a senior capstone project in the form of a theoretical seminar course, a graduate-level course or independent research in an anthropology faculty member’s lab.
Note: Students cannot double-major in anthropology and biological anthropology.