Program Requirements

Entrance requirements for Anthropology Majors

To be admitted as an anthropology major, a student must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 based on a minimum of 12 credit hours earned at K-State.   Students interested in pursuing a major in anthropology must meet with the department advisor, Gabriel Bachura, to do the paperwork necessary for declaring and certifying completion of the major.

Requirements for the Anthropology Major

In addition to the general B.A. or B.S. requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences, anthropology majors take a minimum of 34 credit hours in anthropology as follows:

Introductions to the four subfields of anthropology: 13 Credit Hrs.

ANTH 200 (or 204 or 210) Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 220 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
ANTH 260 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 280 Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Initiation to Anthropology (ANTH 301): 3  Credit Hrs.
Advanced anthropology electives: 18 Credit Hrs.

Five advanced electives (300-level or above) in at least three of the subfields (15 Hrs.)  At least nine of these hours must be at the 500 level or above.

AND

ANTH 602 Anthropological Theory (3 Credit Hrs.)

Students are strongly encouraged to include at least one methods course (for example, ANTH 677 Digital Ethnography; ANTH 678 Archaeological Laboratory Methods; ANTH 679 Archaeological Field Methods; ANTH 694 & 695 Osteology and Laboratory in Osteology; ANTH 730 Archaeological Field School; ANTH 790 Ethnographic Methods; ANTH 792 Field Methods in Linguistics).

In addition to the above, a minimum GPA of 2.5 must be earned in all anthropology courses.

Many anthropology students prepare for the variety of occupations concerned with human relations by combining anthropological study with other training, frequently by majoring in two fields.  Each program of study is worked out individually by a student, his or her adviser(s), and mentors.

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Requirements for a Minor

A minor in anthropology is also available. Anthropology minors must take a minimum of 18 hours in anthropology as follows:

Any 3 of the introductory classes: 9-10 Credit Hrs.

ANTH 200 (or 204 or 210) Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 220 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
ANTH 260 Introduction to Archeology
ANTH 280 Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Advanced anthropology courses: 9 Credit Hrs.

Three advanced anthropology electives (300 level or above) in at least two of the subfields.

In addition to the above, a minimum GPA of 2.5 must be earned in all anthropology courses.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in anthropology must meet with the department advisor, Gabriel Bachura, to do the paperwork necessary for declaring and certifying completion of the minor.

Students interested in pursuing an anthropology major or minor must consult with:

Gabriel Bachura
204 Waters Hall
gbachura@ksu.edu

 

New majors and minors who have already filled out the paperwork with Gabriel Bachura should attend Orientation sessions with Dr.Wesch (offered every Friday at 11am during the Fall 2015 semester).

 

Students interested in mentorship and discussions about careers and graduate work can contact individual Anthropology professors to set up meetings.