BA in Anthropology

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 Written Communication/BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II)13
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3BA Quantitative Reasoning (BAQR)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
Goal 1.1 First Year Seminar or Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Natural Science 3
ANTH 150 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3ANTH 160 or 162 (Goal 3 Arts and Humanities, Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of another Language, unless req for mjr (BA Second Language)63
ANTH 308, 310, 304, or 340 ( Major Requirement - ANTH Fundamentals)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
ANTH 100+ level Elective (Major Requirement)3ANTH 100+ level Elective (Major Requirement)3
Goal 2.2 Communication3ANTH 300+ level Elective (Major Requirement) 33
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ANTH 300+ level Elective (Major Requirement) 33Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53ANTH 300+ level Elective (Major Requirement) 33
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ANTH 406, 449, or 462 (Major Requirement - Research Methods; BA Laboratory/Field Experience - LFE)3ANTH 401 (Goal 6 Integration and Creativity, Major Requirement - typically SPRING ONLY)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours52 
 14 12
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.