The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in anthropology.
Faculty: Professor Peters, chairperson. Professor Poggie; Assistant Professors Bovy, Dunsworth, and Garcia-Quijano; Professors Emeriti LaVelle and Loy.
Students desiring to major in anthropology must complete a total of 30 credits (maximum 45 credits) in anthropology including introductory courses: APG 200, 201, 202, and 203 (12 credits); methods courses: APG 300, 302, 412, or 417 (3 credits); theory courses: APG 401 (3) and APG 327 or 417 (3), for a total of six credits. Note: APG 417 may be taken to fulfill either the methods or theory requirement, but not both. The remaining nine credits may be from any APG course. No more than six credits in independent study and/or field experience courses may be used toward the 30 credits required for the major.
It is strongly recommended that anthropology majors take at least one course in inferential statistics (e.g., STA 308 or 409), complete a foreign language through the intermediate level, and gain computer proficiency. Early in the junior year, students who plan to go on to graduate school should meet with their advisor for curricular counseling.
A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above. In order to transfer into the anthropology program from University College, a student must have completed at least 24 credits and have earned a minimum of a 2.00 GPA.