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Bachelor of Arts


Bachelor of Arts Major in Anthropology

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements:

1. A major in anthropology requires 32 semester hours of which 18 hours must be advanced courses.

2. Majors must select a minor from the approved list of minors in the degrees and programs section of this catalog.

3. Majors are required to complete ANTH 1312, 2414, 2415, and one theory-based course (3301, 3307, 3376R, 3376S, or 4310) with a grade of “D” or higher.

4. Majors are required to achieve the following minimum grade point averages for graduation: Texas State GPA 2.00, major GPA 2.25, and minor GPA 2.00.

5. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation, which can be completed by courses in the major, minor, or general education core curriculum (not including ENG 1310, 1320).

6. All students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses) as part of their degree.

7. The social science component of the core curriculum cannot be satisfied by the completion of ANTH 1312; majors must select an additional social science course from: ECO 2301, 2314, GEO 1310, PSY 1300, or SOCI 1310.

8. Majors must complete 6 hours of the same foreign language (2310 and 2320). Most students complete 1410 and 1420 as prerequisites before attempting 2310.

9. Majors must complete an additional science known as the BA science requirement. This course is in addition to the core curriculum natural science.

10. Majors may not receive more than six hours of credit in ANTH 4630 to satisfy Anthropology major requirements.

11. The minimum number of hours required for a degree is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the 120 and/or 36 advanced total hours required for a degree.

12. Students who complete a four-hour biological anthropology and/or archeology course at another institution may have course(s) evaluated by the Chair of the Department to determine credit for ANTH 2414 and/or 2415 can be assigned.

Freshman Year - 1st Semester Courses Hours
ANTH 1312 3
ENG 1310 3
POSI 2310 3
Modern Language 1410 4
US 1100 4
PFW 1
Total 16
Freshman Year - 2nd Semester Courses Hours
HIST 1310 3
ENG 1320 3
Modern Language 1420 4
Natural Science Component 3-4
PFW 1
Total 14-15
Sophomore Year - 1st Semester Courses Hours
ANTH 2414 4
HIST 1320 3
Natural Science Component 4
Modern Language 2310 3
COMM 1310 3
Total 17
Sophomore Year - 2nd Semester Courses Hours
ANTH 2415 4
ANTH advanced electives 3
POSI 2320 3
MATH 1315, 1316, 1317, 1319, 2321, 2417 or 2471 3-4
Modern Language 2320 3
Total 16-17
Junior Year - 1st Semester Courses Hours
ANTH advanced electives 3
ENG 2310, 2320, 2330, 2340, 2359, or 2360 3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 3
Minor 6
Total 15
Junior Year - 2nd Semester Courses Hours
ANTH advanced electives 3
BA Science (satisfied in major) 3
ART, DAN, MU, or TH 2313 3
ECO 2301, 2314; GEO 1310; PSY 1300, or SOCI 1310 3
Minor 3
Total 15
Senior Year - 1st Semester Courses Hours
ANTH advanced electives 3
One theory-based course (ANTH 3301, 3307, 3376R, 3376S, or 4310) 3
Electives 6
Minor 3
Total 15
Senior Year - 2nd Semester Courses Hours
ANTH advanced electives 6
Minor 6
Electives (as needed) 1
Total 13