Major in Anthropology 2013-2014

The Anthropology department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Anthropology department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

Students must complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and the required courses listed below. A minimum of 30 credit hours in Anthropology, 18 of which must be upper-division, is required for the degree.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

Anthropology Transfer Table
CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • ANTH 2010 (3) Introduction to Physical Anthropology 1
  • ANT 111 (3) Physical Anthropology
  • ANTH 2100 (3) Frontiers of Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 101 (3) Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 2200 (3) Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANT 107 (3) Introduction to Archaeology
  • One upper-division topical course in Cultural Anthropology (3 credit hours)
  • One upper-division ethnographic area course in Cultural Anthropology (3 credit hours)
  • One upper-division course in archaeology (3 credit hours)
  • One upper-division course in Physical Anthropology (3 credit hours)

Additional Major Requirements:

Students pursuing a degree in Anthropology must also take 9 credit hours of electives in ANTH courses (6 credit hours must be at the upper-division level).

(Students planning to pursue graduate work in Anthropology are advised to take ANTH 4000 and ANTH 4530.)

One of the following courses may be used to fulfill the 3-hour lower-division elective credit requirement for the Anthropology major.

ANTH 3130 (3) N.A. Indians: Traditional Cultures

  • ANT 215 (3) Indians of North America

NOTE: Courses taught at the lower-division will count as lower-division credit at UCB, although they may have upper-division equivalencies at UCB.

  • ANT 108 (3) Archaeology of World Rock Art
  • ANT 121 (3) Cultures of the Southwest
  • ANT 201 (3) Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • ANT 211 (3) Cultural Resource Management
  • ANT 221 (3) Exploring Other Cultures I
  • ANT 222 (3) Exploring Other Cultures II
  • ANT 225 (3) Anthropology of Religion
  • ANT 250 (3) Medical Anthropology
  • ANT 260 (3) Sex, Gender, and Culture
  • ANT 263 (3) Anthropology of Folklore
  • ANT 283 (3) Introduction to Folklore