Major & Minor Requirements

Major Requirements

Total units required: 34 units

  • First or second majors in Anthropology must complete at least 34 units of Anthropology courses. 24 must be at or above the 300/3000-level of which at least 9 must be from the 400/4000-level.
  • Majors should register under the L48 code for any courses that will count toward the major. 
  • Courses taken pass/fail do not fulfill the major (or minor) requirements, nor do courses in which a student earned less than a C-. 
  • Anthropology courses taken in University College can be counted toward the major.

Required departmental courses: 10 units

Anthro 150A    Introduction to Human Evolution                                                       3 units
Anthro 160B    Introduction to Cultural Anthropology                                               3 units
Anthro 190B    Introduction to Archaeology                                                                3 units
Anthro 397      Proseminar: Issues and Research in Anthropology                     1 unit

Electives: 24 units

Students select upper-level electives according to their interests, in consultation with the major advisor.

Declaring an Anthropology Major

Declare the major on WebSTAC under the Major Programs link. Make an appointment with Kirsten Jacobsen, Academic Coordinator, McMillan 107, by signing up on the schedule posted on her door or by phone (314) 935-7770 or email. During your scheduled appointment you will choose a major advisor in consultation with Kirsten Jacobsen, and she will introduce you to the requirements of the major and the resources of the department. 

Audit List for Anthropology Major

34 units register under L48 code
Introductory/Proseminar: 150, 160, 190, 397
Upper-level/Electives: 300/400, 300/400, 300/400, 300/400, 300/400, 400, 400, 400

Minor Requirements

Total units required: 18 units

  • Minors in anthropology must complete at least 18 units of Anthropology courses, of which at least 9 must be at or above the 300-level.
  • Minors should register under the L48 code for any courses that will count toward the minor.
  • Courses taken pass/fail do not fulfill the minor requirements, nor do courses in which a student earned less than a C-. 
  • Anthropology courses taken in University College can be counted toward the minor

Required departmental courses: 6 units

Two of three 100-level Introductory Anthropology courses below.     

Anthro 150A    Introduction to Human Evolution                                                       3 units
Anthro 160B    Introduction to Cultural Anthropology                                               3 units
Anthro 190B    Introduction to Archaeology                                                                3 units

Electives: 12 units

Any additional anthropology (L48) courses can fulfill the elective requirement.

Declaring an Anthropology Minor

Declare the minor on WebSTAC under the Major Programs link. Make an appointment with Alyse Kuhlman, Administrative Coordinator, McMillan 105, by email or phone (314) 935-3621. During your scheduled appointment you will choose a minor advisor in consultation with Alyse Kuhlman, and she will introduce you to the requirements of the minor and the resources of the department. 

Audit List for Anthropology Minor

18 units register under L48 code
Introductory (2 of 3): 150, 160, 190
Upper-level/Electives: 300/400, 300/400, 300/400
Any level (if 3rd introductory course not taken)

Contact

Have a question? Reach out to Kirsten Jacobsen, the undergraduate program advisor.

Email Kirsten Jacobsen