Minimum GPA for Admission: 2.5, Career
Minimum GPA for Graduation: 2.5, major requirements, including BS and BA required courses; 2.0, Career
Minimum Grade Accepted: C in major requirements, including BS and BA required courses
A minimum of 39 credits is required for the anthropology major. All students must take five required courses, including an introduction to program resources, a three-semester sequence in the basic areas of anthropology, and an upper-division level course in the history of anthropology. The anthropology major also requires exposure across the breadth of the discipline. To achieve this, students select courses from topical and area clusters at the upper-division levels culminating in a final capstone course. Additional graduation requirements include:
Each student must select a track from among the three subspecialties in anthropology listed below and complete a minimum of three upper-division courses (these may include ANTH 2010 and ANTH 2330 ) and the capstone course in that specialization. Capstone courses are offered every other year, so students should schedule their coursework accordingly.
- Cultural/Applied Anthropology
- Biological/Biomedical Anthropology
- Archaeology/Cultural Resource Management
Majors must complete one “Methods” course (3 credits) in anthropology. The course chosen to meet this requirement may also count toward other anthropology major requirements.
A minimum of 16 credits of the anthropology course credits counting toward the major must be Utah State University courses. Credits from distance and residence center courses are subject to departmental approval for application toward the anthropology major, with the exception of those listed below.
Students majoring in anthropology must maintain a minimum 2.5 overall GPA in anthropology courses. A grade of C or better must be attained in all courses counted for the major, including foreign language and statistics courses. In addition, majors must complete the general requirements of the University in consultation with the student’s HASS advisor, and complete the following major courses:
Required Courses (13 credits)
1. Cultural/Applied Anthropology (6 credits minimum/ 12 for Cultural/Applied Track)
2. Biological/Biomedical Anthropology (6 credits minimum/12 for Biological/Biomedical Track)
Biological/Biomedical Anthropology Capstone:
3. Archaeology/Cultural Resource Management (6 credits minimum/12 for Archaeology/CRM Track)
(These do not count toward minor requirements.)
Note: Methods courses require permission of instructor.
Students planning to receive a BA degree must demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent) or must demonstrate proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion COMD 4920 and COMD 4780 , and by passing an exit Interview or must demonstrate proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent) or must complete an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.
Students planning to receive a BS degree must complete STAT 1040 , and two courses selected from a list of courses approved by the Anthropology Program.
Anthropology majors are encouraged to complete both the foreign language and statistics requirements.