Anthropology, BA

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Degree Program

students in anthropology classroom

The study of anthropology is an exciting and dynamic field that explores the diversity of human culture and biology throughout time and space. As a discipline, anthropology brings together the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to provide a holistic understanding of human history, behavior, and society.

Our Anthropology undergraduate degree program is rooted in the traditional four-field approach to anthropology, which includes archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. This approach allows students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the human experience, from our evolutionary past to the complexity of contemporary societies. 


Focus of Study

archaeological fieldwork at Garden of the Gods

Throughout the program, students will have multiple opportunities for fieldwork and research experience, allowing them to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world settings.

The program also prepares students to attend top graduate schools or to aspire to careers in fields like:

  • Anthropology
  • Museums
  • Cultural resource management
  • The arts
  • Business
  • And a variety of other professions and service agencies.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of ANTH course work including a minimum of 24 hours of upper-division (3000+ level) coursework.

A grade of C or better is required for any course applied to the major, and a minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained in all ANTH course work.

No more than 60 credit hours of ANTH course work may apply to the bachelor’s degree.

Program Coursework

All majors must complete three of the following introductory core courses:

All majors must also complete both of the upper-division core courses:

In addition to 15 credit hours of elective ANTH courses, at least 12 of which must be upper-division credit hours, ANTH majors are required to complete one Methods and one Integrative course from the lists below. Additional Methods and Integrative courses may count toward the ANTH elective requirements. Finally, all students preparing to graduate must complete the Anthropology Graduating Seniors Assessment via Canvas. Students will receive an email with detailed information on the assessment prior to graduation.

Methods Courses:

Integrative Courses:

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.