Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Anthropology

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation, which can be completed by courses in the major, minor, or general education core curriculum (not including ENG 1310ENG 1320).
  4. Majors must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. This major requires 32 semester credit hours of Anthropology courses which 18 hours must be advanced courses.  Majors may not receive more than six hours of credit in ANTH 4630 to satisfy Anthropology major requirements. Majors must complete one of the following theory-based Anthropology courses:
    ANTH 3301Principles of Cultural Anthropology3
    ANTH 3307History of Evolutionary Thought3
    ANTH 4310Theories and Issues in Anthropology3
    ANTH 4337Theory in Linguistic Anthropology3
    ANTH 4339Theoretical Concepts in Archaeology3
  7. Majors are required to achieve the following minimum grade point averages for graduation: Texas State GPA 2.00, major GPA 2.50, and minor GPA 2.00.
  8. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH 13123HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3Modern Language 142024
Modern Language 141024Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
US 11001 
 14 13
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH 241414ANTH 241514
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3ANTH Advanced Electives3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Modern Language 231023Mathematics Component Code 0203
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3Modern Language 232023
 16 16
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH Advanced Electives3ANTH Advanced Electives3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
Minor6ECO 2301, 2314, GEO 1310, PFW 1301, PSY 1300, or SOCI 1310 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
 Minor3
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH Advanced Electives3ANTH Advanced Electives6
BA ENG Literature3Minor6
Electives6Electives (as needed)4
Minor3 
 15 16
Total Hours: 120
1

Students who complete a four-hour biological anthropology and/or archeology course at another institution may have course(s) evaluated by the Chair of the Department to determine credit for ANTH 2414 and/or ANTH 2415 can be assigned.

2

 Students must complete 6 hours of the same foreign language (2310 and 2320). Most students complete 1410 and 1420 as prerequisites before attempting 2310.