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Degree Requirements

  • This page outlines requirements for the major in Anthropology (BA, Anthropology). Students can also study this subject as a minor or a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts).

    Requirements for the BA in Anthropology

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor and Student Success advisor. Learn more in the Detailed Degree Requirements section and track your progress using the program requirements worksheet (see below). 

    Introductory courses:

    3 introductory courses (2000 level; 12 credits)

    1 area of study course or 1 foreign language course (4 credits)

    Other courses:

    6 courses (2000 or 3000 level; 24 credits)

    2 courses (3000 or 4000 level; 8 credits)

    Senior Capstone:

    Senior Thesis or graduate Anthropology course (4 credits)

    Total credits: 52

  • Detailed Degree Requirements and Worksheets

    In addition to the requirements outlined below, Lang has general requirements, including a minimum number of credits in liberal arts courses and college residency requirements. All students should read the general Degree Requirements and consult with their Student Success advisor and departmental faculty advisor each semester to ensure that they are on track to graduate.

    Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses required for the major. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor.

    The major in Anthropology requires completion of 13 courses, distributed as follows. Track your progress using the program worksheets (see below). See the Lang Course Finder for an updated list of courses that fulfill these requirements. 

    Detailed Requirements

    Introductory courses:

    • 3 introductory courses, one in each designation* (2000 level; 12 credits)
    • 1 area of study course or foreign language course (2000 or 3000 level; 4 credits)

    Other courses:

    • 6 cluster courses: one in each designation* (2000 or 3000 level) plus three additional Reading Anthropology, Writing Anthropology, or Doing Anthropology courses. At least two of these must be 3000 level or advisor-approved graduate-level courses. (24 credits)
    • 2 LANT electives (3000 or 4000 level;** 8 credits)

    Senior Capstone:

    Choose one:

    • LANT 49xx Senior Thesis
    • GANT (graduate advisor-approved Anthropology) course (4 credits)

    Total credits: 52
    *The three designations are Reading Anthropology, Writing Anthropology, and Doing Anthropology. 
    **A foreign language course can be taken as one of the four required additional or upper-level LANT electives. 

    Requirements Worksheet

    Track your progress using the worksheet (PDF) for the year in which you declared your major in Anthropology:

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