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. Life and Physical Sciences component courses may not include ANTH 2101 or ANTH 2301.
  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 mathematics, science, logic, or computer science courses (not to include ANTH 2301); a minor; and six hours of 2000-level modern language courses. Most students will have to complete the 1410 and 1420 language courses as prerequisites before attempting the 2310 course.
  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. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Students 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.  Students may not receive more than six hours of credit in ANTH 4630 to satisfy Anthropology major requirements. Students 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. Students are required to achieve a major GPA 2.50 for graduation.
  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 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH 1312 (TCCN 2351)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3American History Component Code 0603
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Modern Language 142024
Modern Language 141024Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 (not to include ANTH 2101 or ANTH 2301)3
US 11001 
 14 13
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH 2301 (TCCN ANTH 2301)3ANTH 2302 (TCCN ANTH 2302)3
ANTH 2101 (TCCN ANTH 2101)1ANTH 2102 (TCCN ANTH 2102)1
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 (not to include ANTH 2301)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
American History Component Code 0603Mathematics Component Code 0203
Modern Language 231023Modern Language 232023
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3ANTH 32012
 ANTH 31011
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH Advanced Elective3ANTH Advanced Elective3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328]3BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science (not to include ANTH 2314)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or PHIL 2306])3ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3
Minor6ECO 2301, 2314, GEO 1310, PFW 1301, PSY 1300, or SOCI 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN ECON 1301, ECON 2302, GEOG 1303, PSYC 2301, SOCI 1301])3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH Advanced Elective3ANTH Advanced Electives6
Select one of the following:3Minor6
 Free Electives (as needed)7
BA ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328]3 
 12 19
Total Hours: 120