Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
- Complete the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the major requirements below:
|Core Anthropology Courses|
|ANTH A202||Cultural Anthropology||3|
and Biological Anthropology Laboratory
|ANTH A210||Linguistic Anthropology||3|
and Archaeology Laboratory
|ANTH A410||Anthropological Theory||3|
|ANTH A458||Applied Ethics in Anthropology 1||3|
|ANTH A390A||Arctic and Subarctic Cultures 1||3|
|Complete one of the following:||3|
|World Cultures 1|
|Comparative Culture Studies 1|
|Complete six credits from at least two the following: 2||6|
|Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology|
|Field Methods in Archaeology and Bioanthropology|
|Cultural Resource Management|
|Analytical Techniques in Archaeology and Bioanthropology 1|
|Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology|
|Complete six credits from at least two of the following: 2||6|
|Culture and Human Biodiversity|
|Culture and Ecology|
|Culture and Health|
|Culture and Globalization|
|Health, Ritual and Science 1|
|Historical Engagements 1|
|Belief and Identity 1|
|Topics in the Contemporary North 1|
|Culture, Environment, Place 1|
|Complete any additional 3 credits in anthropology.||3|
|Complete one of the following:||4|
|Applied Statistics for the Sciences|
|Probability and Statistics|
|Upper-Division Natural Sciences Electives|
|Complete six upper-division credits in BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS.||6|
Specific topical emphasis for this course varies by offering. See catalog course descriptions for details.
Other upper-division selected topics courses (ANTH A490) or independent study courses (ANTH A397 or ANTH A497) may be petitioned to satisfy methodological or topical/theoretical course requirements, depending on course content.
A minimum of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.
Honors in Anthropology
The award of honors in anthropology recognizes outstanding achievement by undergraduate majors in the study of anthropology. To be eligible for departmental honors, a student must satisfy the following requirements:
- Be a declared anthropology major.
- Satisfy all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Anthropology.
- Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.
- Earn a grade point average of 3.50 or above in courses specific to the anthropology major.
- Complete a senior thesis project (taken as ANTH A499), based on library, laboratory or field research resulting in a substantial, thesis-quality paper defended before the anthropology faculty. The course may be taken on a one-semester (3-credit) or two-semester (6-credit) basis.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Anthropology is the study of human diversity on a cross-cultural basis, aimed at achieving both scientific and humanistic understandings of the human condition. Anthropology is comprised of four subfields: sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological linguistics. The BA/BS degrees provide students with a solid general foundation in the discipline by emphasizing these four subfields in developing understanding of different cultures and peoples, especially those within Alaska and the Circumpolar North, as well as different anthropological methods and theories.
Students graduating with a B.A./B.S. in Anthropology will be able to:
- Describe current understandings about human behavior and language, cultural processes, the evolution of humans, biocultural diversity, and trajectories of cultural change.
- Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical approaches in anthropology, their foundations, and the issues they are designed to address.
- Explain ethical practice in anthropological research and issues encountered in the discipline.
- Exhibit proficiency in documenting, evaluating, and communicating anthropological information, including perspectives relevant to Alaska and the Circumpolar North.
- Apply anthropological methods and techniques to research questions and practical problems.