Concentration in the Natural Sciences

Anthropology with a concentration in the Natural Sciences.

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Natural Sciences


Human and Gorilla skeleton This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2013-Spring 2014 catalog year.  For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Major: ANTH

Concentration: NSC

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Note: Admission to the Major in Anthropology requires a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department's Learning Outcomes Measurement.  For details, contact the department.

Gen Ed
Type Semester Hours Total
General Education 34

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the Gen Ed website for General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them.  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements
Type Hours
General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language 12
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences 9
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education; 6 hours must be at 300 level or above)
WR - two approved courses at the 300 level or above
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)
Total 22

Anthropology Department Requirements
Type Hours
Anthropology 201, 202, 204, 508 12
Anthropology 509, 510, 511 (select one) 3
Anthropology 315, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 323, 324, 325, 328, 343, 383 (select one)                       3
Anthropology 304, 314, 316, 322, 329, 330, 353, 377 (select one) 3
Anthropology 303, 306, 307, 308, 327, 350, 351, 410 (select two) 6
Anthropology 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 331, 332, 333, 334-342, 346, 352, 385 (select one) 3
Anthropology electives 6
Minimum Total 36


Supporting Courses
Type Hours

Electives in the Division of Natural Sciences, in addition to General Education, to bring total

hours in Natural Sciences to 18, with no more than 12 hours in any one Department.

Minimum Electives 18
Minimum Total 121

Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts Degree.  At least 50 of the the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

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