Feb 21, 2024
Bachelor of Arts Degree
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology is available for those who seek a liberal arts education or who wish to prepare for advanced study and research.
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology is 120 units, of which 49-56 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives..
Departmental Honors Program
The Department of Anthropology offers an honors program for students who have completed at least 12 upper division units in anthropology, who have a minimum 3.25 grade point average in all anthropology courses, and who possess a minimum 3.0 grade point average in all college work. Application to the program is made by written petition.
The program is designed to introduce superior students to intensive research experience in anthropology and related fields, as well as to more sophisticated and thorough study of anthropological theory in relevant subareas of the discipline. Honor students are permitted to depart from the normal major program in various ways to broaden and enrich their curriculum.
Honor students plan their programs in consultation with an honors adviser. Students enroll during each of their final semesters in ANTH 3960, and submit a written thesis to the departmental honors committee. Diplomas and transcripts of honors program graduates are designated: “Graduated with Departmental Honors in Anthropology.”
Requirements for the Major (49-56 units)
The major requires 49-50 units in anthropology, of which 12 are in lower division and 37-38 in upper division courses in addition to the language requirement (0-6 units).
Language Requirement (0-6 units)
In addition to the 49 units, students must include 6 units of a modern foreign language in their lower division program or offer proof of successful completion of three years of modern language study in high school or receive a score indicating at least 2nd year proficiency on the college level foreign language placement test administered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as an acceptable equivalent. With advisor approval, students may substitute 3 units of statistics for 3 of the language requirement units, or 6 units of GIS or other courses that focus on quantitative analysis.
Lower Division Required courses (12 units)
Upper Division Writing Requirement (3 units)
To satisfy this university requirement, students must take
Upper Division Required Courses: Foundational Courses (12 units)
Upper Division Required Courses: Methods Courses (10-11 units)
Select any two courses from the following:
Upper Division Elective Courses (12 units)
Select any 4000-level Anthropology courses to make 12 units.
Total units required for major: 49 - 56