B.S. Anthropology

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/anthropology.html

Overview

The program in Anthropology is a generalist degree in that students are required to take courses in Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Archaeology. Students make elect, however, to specialize in a certain area in course electives. The program provides the background necessary for employment, such as Cultural Resource Manager, as well as a foundation for graduate study in Anthropology or other disciplines. 

As a discipline, Anthropology is holistic in that it encompasses the biological and cultural variety of humans globally in the forms of human variation and cultural diversity now and in the past. Students in Anthropology are exposed to this holistic enterprise, and they are provided the appropriate research methods for the study of human populations.

Program Learning Outcomes:

The student will be able to:

  • Apply major concepts, theories and methodologies that inform the main subdisciplines of anthropology.
  • Develop a critical, scientific understanding of the basis for past and present human variation, both cultural and biological.
  • Communicate the diversity of perspectives, practices, and beliefs found within each culture and across cultures in a non-ethnocentric manner.
  • Analyze research data using quantitative and qualitative anthropological research methods and techniques

Bachelor of Science Anthropology

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts3
Any Level Elective3
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
Any Level Elective3
Any Level Elective3
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Sciences (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090)3
Any Level Elective3
Spring
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Sciences (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090)3
Lower-Level Social Science Elective 23
Any Level Elective3
Third Year
Fall
SOSC 3300Social Science Proseminar3
ANTH 3300Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3310Anthropological Theory3
ANTH 3320Archaeology3
or ANTH 4330 Bioarcheology
Upper-Level Anthropology Elective 13
Spring
SOCI 3315Methods of Sociological Research3
ANTH 3340Biological Anthropology3
Upper-Level Social Science Elective 23
Upper-Level Social Science Elective 23
Upper-Level Social Science Elective 23
Fourth Year
Fall
SOCI 4315Social Science Statistics3
or CRIJ 4315 Criminal Justice Statistics
Upper-Level Anthropology Elective 13
Upper-Level Anthropology Elective 13
Upper-Level Anthropology Elective 13
Upper-Level Social Science Elective 23
Spring
ANTH 4317Qualitative Methods3
Upper-Level Anthropology Elective 13
Upper-Level Social Science Elective 23
Upper-Level Social Science Elective 23
Upper-Level Social Science Elective 23
Total Credit Hours120