2024-25 University Bulletin 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-25 University Bulletin

Anthropology: Environmental Anthropology Concentration, B.A.

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

The Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with an Environmental Anthropology Concentration provides an opportunity for students to complete the degree requirements through courses focused primarily on the interaction of humans with their environment. These courses demonstrate the critical relationship that exists between human behavioral ecology, environmental setting and impact. Applications are drawn from the prehistoric past through the contemporary world with particular attention to adaptations to climate change, resource consumption, management, and political economy. Students should contact their adviser to explore the opportunities for including these selections into their course of study.

General Education

All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements , in addition to the requirements for the major. Students completing the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must also satisfy the University’s foreign language requirement. There is no University requirement for a foreign language for the B.A. degree awarded by other schools of the University or for other bachelor’s degrees such as the B.S. or B.F.A. 


Courses that are greater than 3 credits require additional laboratory work outside of the lecture component and under the supervision of the instructor.  Courses are 3 credits unless noted otherwise.

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, biological 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.

Environmental Anthropology Concentration (13.5 total credits)

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 ✓
Biological 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.