MAJOR REQUIREMENTS  Current Course Catalog

The program, leading to a B.A. in Anthropology, requires 33 credits in anthropology courses. Of these, 18 credits are taken in required courses and 15 are electives.

Required Courses (18 credits)
Introductory Courses: Three courses (nine credits)
Cultural Anthropology
Physical/Biological Anthropology

Area Focus and Regional Perspectives on Culture (three credits) 

Anthropological Methods (three credits)
Anthropological Theory (three credits) 

Electives (15 credits)

The student majoring in anthropology is free to enroll in any course offered by the Department of Anthropology as long as the prerequisites for that course are satisfied. All students are encouraged to enroll in elective courses that are of interest to them.
At least 12 of the 15 elective hours required must be at the 300 level and above.


The minor in anthropology is designed to encourage students to pursue breadth in areas which complement their major. With the assistance of their faculty advisors, students can design a minor reflecting their interest in any of the subfields of Anthropology: socio/cultural, biological/physical, archaeological, applied, and policy-related studies.

To complete the minor in anthropology, students take 18 credits. No more than 6 credits at the 100-200 level can count towards the minor.

Examples of possible courses leading to a minor in anthropology could include (but are in no way limited to) the following: 

Applied and Policy Related


The minor in medical anthropology is designed to introduce undergraduates to the field of medical anthropology in order to prepare them for applied work or future research in the are of global health.  This minor may be appropriate for students pursuing degrees in the health science, international relations, STS, or other social sciences such as anthropology, sociology or politcal science.

Contact: Robert Rubinstein

To complete a minor in medical anthropology, students must take a minimum of 18 credits, with 12 credits at the 300-500 level.

Required Courses: 12 Credits
Elective Courses: 6 Credits

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