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Anthropology, B.A.

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NY State Program Code: 04174
HEGIS Code: 2202.00
CIP Code: 45.0201


General Education

All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements  and foreign language requirements, in addition to the requirements for the major in anthropology.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology

Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 40
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

There are 5 core classes (16 total credits) that all students complete for the B.A. in Anthropology.  Additionally, students must take at least one course beyond the introductory level (200+) in each of the three areas of cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology.  The field of anthropology is complementary to other academic departments and programs at Adelphi thus providing many opportunities for double majors or other combinations of study. Students should contact the Anthropology Department to explore their interests in completing a double major.

Core Requirements

(16 credits)


(15 credits in Anthropology)

Electives include all courses with the ANT 0103 prefix. Students with appropriate course preparation are encouraged to consider independent study research courses known as Guided Readings and Guided Research. Consult the Full Course Catalog in C.L.A.S.S. and meet with Anthropology faculty for further support.

Additionally, with the permission of the Department Chair, three (3) credits from a program outside of Anthropology may be applied toward the Electives requirement.

Semester Sequence

Degree: B.A.
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 40
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
ANT (0103) 111 Cultural Anthropology 3  ✓  or ✓            
ANT (0103) 112 Physical Anthropology 3.5  ✓  or ✓            
ANT (0103) 113 Archaeology 3.5  ✓  or ✓            
ANT (0103) 325 History of Anthropological Theory 3      ✓  or ✓  ✓   or ✓    
ANT (0103) 499 Fieldwork Methods 3         or ✓ or ✓ or ✓
Cultural Anthropology (200 or above) 3      ✓  or ✓ or ✓ or ✓ or ✓ or ✓
Physical Anthropology (200 or above) 3-6     or ✓ or ✓ or ✓ or ✓ or ✓
Archaeology (200 or above) 3-4     or ✓ or ✓ or ✓ or ✓ or ✓
Anthropology Electives 15
*Level I-IV Language 0-12  ✓  or ✓  ✓  or ✓ or ✓  or ✓ or ✓ or ✓
* Students may elect to sit for the language competency examination to be exempt from the foreign language requirement.

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