Jan 17, 2021
Anthropology (BA or BS)
- Program Prerequisite: Not required.
- Minor: Required
- Grade Requirements: Minimum grade of “C” in courses counted toward fulfilling the major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) and an overall GPA of 2.00.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation, of which 40 must be upper division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above). A minimum of 36 Anthropology credit hours is required within the major.
A systematic advisement system assigns all declared Major students to a faculty advisor. Students are officially notified that they must be formally advised at least once a year with all contacts posted in their files which are maintained in the department. Undeclared Majors/Minors/BIS students and those with general questions should contact the Coordinator of Anthropology (Dr. Linda Eaton, phone: 801-626-6244).
Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission or application requirements for the major or minor. New freshmen and transfer students admitted to WSU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.
Core and General Education
Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for either Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts requirements. The following courses may be used to fulfill both general education and program requirements: ANTH 1000 , ANTH 1020 , ANTH 1040 , ANTH 2010 , and ANTH 2030 .
Major Course Requirements for BS or BA Degree
Required Program Courses (12 credit hours)
In addition, students must select one of the following two tracks to pursue.
General Anthropology Track
Four-Field Fundamentals Courses (6 credit hours)
Select two courses from the following
Electives (18 credit hours)
Select a minimum of 18 additional credit hours from the following
- ANTH 1020 LS/DV - Biological Anthropology (3) *
- ANTH 1040 HU/DV - Language and Culture (3) *
- ANTH 2010 SS/DV - Peoples and Cultures of the World (3) *
- ANTH 2030 SS - Principles of Archaeology (3) *
- ANTH 2810 - Experimental Courses (1-3)
- ANTH 2920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs (1-3)
- ANTH 2950 - Elementary Anthropological Field Trip (1-3)
- ANTH 2990 - Special Topics in Anthropology (1-3)
- ANTH 3100 - Prehistory of North America (3)
- ANTH 3200 DV - Archaeology of Early Civilizations (3)
- ANTH 3300 - Archaeological Field Techniques (3-6)
- ANTH 3400 - Archaeological Laboratory Techniques (3)
- ANTH 3500 DV - Advanced Cultural Anthropology (3)
- ANTH 3600 DV - Culture Area Studies (1-3)
- ANTH 3700 DV - Sex Roles: Past, Present and Future (3)
- ANTH 3900 DV - Magic, Shamanism and Religion (3)
- ANTH 4100 - Archaeological Method, Theory, and Cultural Resource Management (3)
- ANTH 4810 - Experimental Courses (1-3)
- ANTH 4830 - Readings and/or Projects (1-3)
- ANTH 4890 - Internship in Anthropology (1-3)
- ANTH 4920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs (1-3)
- ANTH 4950 - Advanced Anthropological Field Trip (1-3)
- ANTH 4990 - Seminar in Anthropology (1-3)
* Course may not be used to fulfill both elective and four-field fundamental course requirements.