BGS in Anthropology

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS 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 Written Communication 1 of 2)3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication 2 of 2)3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Goal 1.1 First Year Seminar or Critical Thinking3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Goal 3 Natural Science3
ANTH 150 or 151 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3ANTH 160 or 162 (Goal 3 Arts and Humanities, Major Requirement)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
ANTH 308, 304, 310, or 340 (ANTH Fundamentals)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
ANTH 200+ level Elective (Major Requirement)3ANTH 300+ level Elective (Major Requirement) 13
ANTH 300+ level Elective (Major Requirement) 13ANTH 300+ level Elective (Major Requirement) 13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ANTH 406, 449, or 462 (ANTH Methods)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ANTH 300+ level Elective (Major Requirement) 13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
ANTH 300+ level Elective (Major Requirement) 13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ANTH 300+ level Elective (Major Requirement) 13ANTH 401 (Goal 6 Integration and Creativity, Major Requirement - typically SPRING ONLY)3
ANTH 300+ level Elective (Major Requirement) 13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
BGS Career Course (BGSC)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Total Hours 120

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 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.

This plan accounts for a student's options with the general concentration in Anthropology.  If interested in Archaeology, Biological, or Sociocultural concentrations, specifically, see catalog for course options.

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