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Students in the Anthropology program can focus on one of four main areas of the discipline, including:

Physical Anthropology

Focuses on mechanisms of biological evolu­tion, genetic inheritance, human adaptability and variation, primatology, and the fossil record of human evolution.

Cultural Anthropology

Focuses on culture, ethnocentrism, cultural aspects of language and communication, subsistence and other economic patterns, kinship, sex and marriage, socialization, so­cial control, political organization, class, eth­nicity, gender, religion, and culture change.


Focuses on prehistory and early history of cultures around the world; major trends in cultural evolution; and techniques for finding, excavating, dating, and analyzing material remains of past societies.

Linguistic Anthropology

Is concerned with the human communication process, focusing on the importance of socio-cultural influences; nonverbal communica­tion; and the structure, function, and history of languages, dialects, pidgins, and creoles.

Degree Requirements

Completion of a B.A. in sociology requires 120 credit hours and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average.

Completion of a B.A. in anthropology requires 120 credit hours and a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average.

Both majors must meet the general education requirements as estab­lished by the College of Arts and Sciences.  Students should consult with the depart­ment for additional information concerning prerequisites, course content and academic counseling.