BA in Anthropology
All majors (including double majors) have an advisor in the Department of Anthropology with whom they must consult regularly in planning their programs of study. The total number of courses required is 12 in the sociocultural track and 13 in the biological track. Both tracks require a grade of C or higher in all courses for the major. Students take two prerequisite courses, four principal courses, and either six (sociocultural track) or seven (biological track) additional courses.
- CAS AN 101
- CAS AN 102
Four courses beyond the prerequisites, one from each of the following areas:
- Biological anthropology
- Linguistics (CAS AN 351, AN 521, EN 511, or LX 250)
- Social anthropology
- Archaeology (excluding CAS AR 100)
Social Anthropology Track (six courses)
- CAS AN 461 and AN 462
- Two social anthropology courses dealing primarily with a geographical region of the world (one may be in archaeology); the two courses need not deal with the same region. Anthropology courses that meet this requirement are indicated by the parenthetical designation “area” following the course title when viewing course descriptions in this bulletin.
- Two additional Anthropology or Archaeology courses (excluding AR 100), including any of the 600-level courses listed in the website for the Masters Program in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice at the BU School of Medicine.
Biological Anthropology Track (seven courses)
- One course in archaeology (excluding AR 100)
- Two 200-level or above courses in biology
- Two 300-level or above courses in biological anthropology
- Two 400-level or above courses in biological anthropology