Jul 19, 2024  
General Catalog 2023-2024 
General Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, B.A.

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Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (45 units)

Methodological Training (6 units)

Select one area of emphasis

In addition to the core curriculum, each student, in consultation with an advisor, will select the following:

Elective curriculum(15 units minimum) (see Advising Note 2)

  • Three upper-division classes within the student’s area of emphasis (e.g. cultural, physical, or archaeology) (9 units)
  • Two additional upper-division classes, one in each remaining subdiscipline (e.g., an archaeology student would take one cultural and one physical course) (6 units)


Certificates:  Students may benefit from a certificate program. If a student completes an approved certificate, then they will be exempt from one elective in their area of emphasis; please consult an advisor.

Other Degree Requirements

In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  .

Total: 120 Units*

*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.

Advising Notes

  1. CR/NC grading is not permitted in the anthropology major or minor unless the grading method for the course is CR/NC only.
  2. ANTH 2   or ANTH 3  in G. E. Breadth D2 may be applied to the anthropology major. Consult the department chair or faculty advisor for additional details.
  3. ANTH 161  may not be used to satisfy elective requirements for the major and ANTH 117   and ANTH 118   can satisfy either the cultural or physical elective.
  4. Units in this category as well as in General Education, may also be applied toward a double major or minor, as appropriate. 
  5. ANTH 30   does not satisfy elective requirements in the major.

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