Anthropology Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology

Requirements and Curriculum

Requirements

A minimum of 120 credits are required to complete this degree. This includes:

  • 42 upper-division (300-400 level) credits
  • 30 upper-division credits completed through Colorado State University

The number of courses needed for completion of the program depends on:

Curriculum

The curriculum listed below is intended to inform prospective students about the overall theme of the program and should not be used as an example program of study. Students need to consult their advisor to develop a degree completion plan based on the credits transferred into this program. You have the option to use the TransferologyTM website to conduct a self-review of your potential transfer courses. This tool will assist you in seeing how your previous college coursework may transfer to CSU.

Anthropology Department Courses – 31 credits

Students should consult their advisor to ensure that the courses chosen will meet the degree program requirements.

Required Anthropology
Archaeology (select at least one)
Biological Anthropology (select at least one)
Cultural Anthropology (select at least one)
Geography

All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) – 31 credits

Students are strongly encouraged to select AUCC courses in consultation with their academic advisor. The following courses are required as part of the 31 required AUCC credits for the anthropology degree:

Additional Requirements

Additional Social Science Courses beyond AUCC requirements – 9 credits
Choose a minimum of two different subject codes from the following:
ECON, HIST, JTC, POLS, PSY and SOC

Additional Biological and Physical Sciences Courses beyond AUCC requirements – 7 credits
Choose 7 credits from courses with the following prefixes:
BMS, BZ, CHEM, LIFE, MATH, NR, NSCI, SOCR and STAT

Additional Humanities Courses beyond AUCC requirements – 6 credits
Choose a minimum of two different subject codes from the following:
ART, CO, E, MU, PHIL, and SPCM

Electives – 36 credits
In consultation with your academic advisor, choose courses in any discipline. Students must earn a total of 42 upper division (300 and 400-level) credits.

What Next?

  • Learn more about being a student in this program, including information about course structure, assignments, time commitments, and interaction with peers and faculty.

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