College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2012-2013
Department of Anthropology
Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts
- Available Emphasis Areas:
- Archaeology - Emphasis
- General Anthropology - Emphasis (ending Summer 2014)
- Sociocultural Anthropology - Emphasis
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology?
The Anthropology Department is creatively engaged in research and application to the study of the behavior, institutions, and the biological makeup of humankind. You can learn ethnographic methods, computer simulation, multimedia production, laboratory science, bioarchaeology, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Our labs are state-of-the-art. Not only will you develop the skills of a working anthropologist, but you'll also learn essential career skills like critical thinking, writing, communication and hands-on research. You can take advantage of opportunities to do fieldwork and internships here in Arizona and around the world. This major allows you to specialize in a principal area of anthropology, or provides you the opportunity to take a course of study that includes all four offered fields.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Cultural resource management
- Land management
- Museum curation
- Medical anthropology
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Forensic anthropologist
- Academic professional
- Museum curator or educator
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- 33-34 units of major requirements
- At least 16 units of language requirements
- 18-21 units in a minor (18 units or more) or an emphasis (21 units)
- Be aware that you may not use courses with an ANT prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||STA 270|
|Emphasis, Minor, Certificate||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Take the following 33 - 34 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:
- ANT 101, ANT 102, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 309W, ANT 329, ANT 359W, ANT 379, ANT 407C, ANT 465 (30 units)
General Anthropology Emphasis (21 units)
- ANT 105, ANT 106, ANT 109, ANT 209, ANT 211, ANT 253, ANT 270, ANT 271, ANT 301, ANT 302, ANT 303, ANT 340, ANT 355, ANT 365, ANT 370, ANT 377, ANT 379, ANT 404, ANT 406, ANT 409, ANT 414, ANT 439, ANT 460, ANT 470, ANT 480
- General Anthropology Emphasis (21 units)
- For any of these emphases, you may, with faculty advisor approval, take ANT 408, ANT 485, ANT 497, or ANT 499 in addition to (or instead of) choosing courses from the 9 units listed in each emphasis area.
- If you choose a Minor (rather than an Emphasis):
You must complete a minor of at least 18 units from those described in this catalog. In consultation with your advisor, you should select a minor that's appropriate for your career aspirations and educational needs. Your minor advisor will advise you about this part of your academic plan.
Foreign Language Requirement
You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to four terms of university coursework in the same language. You may satisfy this requirement by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by taking CLEP exams.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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