Jul 16, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Anthropology, Archaeology Track (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 39 Anthropology credit hours is required within the Anthropology General Track. A minimum of 42 Anthropology credit hours is required within the Anthropology Archaeology Track.
  • Program Code: 7018BA or 7018BS, with ARCH or ANTH cohort based on track choice.
  • CIPC: Anthropology General Track (450201), Anthropology Archaeology Track (450201)​

Transfer students who are majoring in Anthropology can transfer up to 18 hours from an acceptable Anthropology program. Only 9 of the transferred hours can be lower division.


All Anthropology majors, minors, and BIS students should meet with a faculty advisor at least once a year. Undeclared students and those with general questions need to contact the current coordinator of Anthropology via the Sociology & Anthropology department office phone: (801) 626-6241.

Use Grad MAPs to plan your degree

Admission Requirements

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 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 SS/CC 1000 , ANTH LS/SUS 1020 , ANTH HU/CC 1040 , ANTH SS/CC 2010 , and ANTH SS/CC 2030 .  (See university policy on any limitations).

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will understand and/or be able to apply:

  • the four-field approach of anthropology;
  • anthropological theory and methods;
  • critical thinking and communication skills;
  • human cultural and biological diversity across time and space.

Major Course Requirements

Required Program Courses (15 credit hours)


In addition, students must select one of the following two tracks to pursue.

Archaeology Track

Electives (must complete a minimum of 6 hours)

Must select two of the following.


Strongly recommended additional skills for all majors: foreign language & computer skills.

Suggested Course Sequence

The following suggested course sequences are provided to assist student in planning their schedules.  Use these only as guidelines and be sure to consult with an advisor.



For General Anthropology Track

Freshman Fall   Freshman Spring  
ANTH SS/DV 1000 3 ANTH course in 4-Field Fundamental series 3
Sophomore Fall   Sophomore Spring  
ANTH course in a 4-Field Fundamental Series 3 two ANTH elective courses 6
Junior Fall   Junior Spring  
two ANTH elective courses 6 SOC 3600 3
    ANTH 4200 3
Senior Fall   Senior Spring  
One ANTH elective course 3+ one or more ANTH elective course(s) 3+
ANTH 4300 3 ANTH 4900 3
For Archaeology Track
Freshman Fall   Freshman Spring  
ANTH SS/DV 1000 3 ANTH SS2030 or LS/DV 1020 3
Sophomore  Fall   Sophomore Spring  
ANTH LS/DV 1020 or SS 2030 3 ANTH 3100 3
GEO 1110 and 1115 4 ANTH 3600 3
Sophomore Summer
ANTH 3300 6    
Junior Fall   Junior Spring  
ANTH 3200 3 SOC 3600 3
ANTH 3400 3 ANTH 3100 or 4100 3
    ANTH 4200 3
Senior Fall   Senior Spring  
ANTH 4100 3 ANTH 4900 3
ANTH 4300 3 ANTH 3100 or 4100 3