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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The department of Anthropology promotes the understanding of humankind from an integrated, holistic approach which examines past, present and future trends in cultural, biological and linguistic diversity and uniformity. Though the department serves undergraduate and graduate majors who will become professional anthropologists or will pursue other related careers, it also provides information to a large number of non-majors and to the larger community regarding cross-cultural issues. Furthermore, because of its commitment to the four field approach including biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology, the department fosters among its students an awareness of the interrelatedness of scientific concepts, methods and theories, and the humanistic foundation of scientific inquiry. The Department of Anthropology prepares its students both to understand the cultural resources of Wyoming and to participate as informed citizens in an increasingly complex global community. In addition to university and college requirements listed in this Catalog, anthropology majors must complete three semesters of foreign language and a statistics course—STAT 2050 or 2070. Anthropology majors must complete two lab science courses outside the major. Specific requirements for a B.A. in anthropology are ANTH 1100, 1200, 1300, 2000, 3300, 3310, 4010; one course from each of the following series: archaeology, ANTH 4110, 4111, 4115, 4116, 4120, 4125, 4130, 4150, 4160, 4170, or six credits of archaeological field school (ANTH 4140 or 5180); cultural anthropology—ANTH 4300, 4310, 4320, 4325, 4330, 4340, 4350, 4360, 4380, 4020 (with instructor’s consent); linguistic anthropology—ANTH 4740, 4775, 4785, 4795, 4020 (with instructor’s consent); and biological anthropology—ANTH 4210, 4215, 4220, 4230, 4255, 4260, 4020 (with instructor’s consent). It is recommended that anthropology majors take ANTH 1101 to fulfill the First-Year Seminar requirement, but it is not required that students take this particular First-Year course. In some cases (e.g., ANTH 3300, 3310) students will be required to take one hour of a section of ANTH 4975. Courses required by the department for the major and minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better. At the completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge about the four subfields of anthropology and their interrelationships; they will have participated in a research experience and understand its process; and, they will demonstrate ability to analyze and synthesize in relation to anthropological issues or theories.

English language Test