Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Anthropology. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Lab Science (BA Lab Science)1-2
ANTH 1021ANTH 104 or 304 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)3-4
 15 15-17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
ANTH 108, 109, or 308 (Goal 3S or Goal 4.2, Major Requirement) or3-4Goal 2.2 Communication3
ANTH 160, 162, or 360 (Goal 3H or Goal 4.2, Major Requirement)
 ANTH 106 or 107 (Goal 1.1 or Goal 3S or Goal 4.1, Major Requirement) or3
ANTH 110, 111, or 310 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3-4
ANTH 320 or 321 (Major Requirement Only)
 
KU Core Goal Course (as needed)3KU Core Goal Course (as needed), or elective3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15-17 15-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ANTH 300+ Archaeology Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33ANTH Sociocultural Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3ANTH Elective 300+ (or other elective)43
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ANTH Biological Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33ANTH Geographic 300+ (Major Requirement)33
ANTH Elective 300+ (or other elective)43ANTH 401 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120-126
1

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course. 

2

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

3

Refer to the Anthropology degree requirements page of the catalog for a list of courses to fulfill this requirement.

4

Students considering graduate school should take at least 2 courses beyond major requirements. These courses should be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. 

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal.