Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 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. Twelve 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).
  3. Majors must select a minor from the following list of lab-based science minors: biology,  chemistry, physics, geology, geography, computer science, or mathematics.
  4. All students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  5. This major consists of 35 semester credit hours of Anthropology courses, 18 of which must be advanced. Majors may not receive more than six hours of credit for ANTH 4630 to satisfy Anthropology major requirements. Majors must complete one of the following Anthropology theory-based 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
  6. Majors must complete 6 hours of Anthropology techniques courses to be selected from:
    ANTH 3317Rock Art Field Methods3
    ANTH 3330Curation of Archaeological Materials3
    ANTH 4361Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology3
    ANTH 4363Methods in Primate Research3
    ANTH 4382Methods in Skeletal Biology3
    ANTH 4390Internship in Anthropology3
    ANTH 4630Archaeological Field School6
  7. Majors must complete one of the following statistics courses: CJ 3347, GEO 3301, PSY 2301, or SOCI 3307.
  8. 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.
  9. 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)3BIO 1320 or 1330 and 1130 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3-4
US 11001Modern Language 142024
Modern Language 141024 
 14 13
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH 241414ANTH 241514
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Mathematics Component Code 020 selected from one of the following:3-4COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
 ECO 2301, 2314, GEO 1310, PFW 1301, PSY 1300, or SOCI 1310 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
  
  
  
  
  
BIO 1421 or 1331 and 1131 (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030)4 
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3 
 17 16
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH Advanced Electives6ANTH Advanced Electives3
CJ 3347, GEO 3301, PSY 2301, or SOCI 33073Select one of the following:3
Minor3 
PHIL 4355 or ENG 33033 
  
  
  
  
  
  
 ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
 Minor6
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ANTH Advanced Electives3ANTH Advanced Electives6
Select one of the folllowing:3Minor3
 Electives (as needed)4-6
  
  
  
  
Select one of the following:3 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Minor6 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

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

2

Students must complete 8 hours of the same foreign language (1410 and 1420) at the college level.