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University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, B.A.

Location(s): Main Campus

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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 51-53 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.”

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Requirements for the Major (51-53 units)

The major requires 51-53 units in anthropology, of which 12 are in lower division and 39-41 in upper-division courses.

Core Courses (25 units)

Upper Division Requirements (17-19 units)

Upper Division Elective Courses (9 units)

Select any 9 units that have bot been used to fulfill any other requirement for the degree.

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