College of Arts and Sciences
Cultural Anthropology

Program Summary

  • Degrees and Specializations Offered

    Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Cultural Anthropology: In order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in Cultural Anthropology students must complete a minimum of 180 credits with a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.00.

    Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Cultural Anthropology with Departmental Honors: The honors major in cultural anthropology offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in more extensive interaction with faculty and to complete challenging individual research projects that will further their personal and professional goals.Click here for degree requirements.

    • Application to the major: To be accepted to the program, students must have both a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50 and must have completed ANTH 301, ANTH 302, and ANTH 401. Interested students should apply in spring quarter of the junior year or fall quarter of the senior year.
    • Completion of the major: During senior year, cultural anthropology honors students will take the cultural anthropology honors sequence (ANTH 477 for 3 credits in the fall quarter, ANTH 478 for 3 credits in the winter quarter, and ANTH 479 for 4 credits in the spring quarter). Students in the cultural anthropology honors major complete 10 credits of course work above the norm for cultural anthropology majors (for a total of 65 credits in cultural anthropology), and also complete a substantial thesis under the direction of a faculty member. The thesis will be subject to approval by department faculty and will be presented in an oral defense. In order to complete the requirements for cultural anthropology honors, students must also maintain a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50. In addition, the grade received for ANTH 479 cultural anthropology Honors Thesis Supervision must be an A or A
    • In addition to the cultural anthropology major requirements, the honors major also includes the following: Cultural Anthropology Honors Requirements 10 credits in Cultural Anthropology honors, including ANTH 477 Cultural Anthropology Honors Directed Reading, ANTH 478 Cultural Anthropology Honors Directed Study, and ANTH 479 Cultural Anthropology Honors Thesis Supervision.

    Minor in Cultural Anthropology: In order to earn a minor in cultural anthropology, students must complete 30 credits of approved anthropology courses including,ANTH 301 Principles of Cultural Anthropology, ANTH 302 Ethnographic Methodologies, ANTH 402 History of Anthropological Thought, and Anthropology Electives.Click here for degree requirements.