Anthropology Major (B.A.)

The general anthropology major, for which a B.A. degree is awarded, prepares students for advanced work that can lead to college teaching, museum work, and/or research, as well as careers in non-academic settings. For students interested in a strong liberal arts background, the general major is an excellent program which can be adapted to varied professional and career goals. Internship opportunities provide students with hands-on work experience. Students can major in Anthropology with Elementary Education Certification and then be qualified to teach grades K-6 in New Jersey Public Schools.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
ANTH 100Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 101Physical Anthropology4
ANTH 102Linguistic Anthropology3
ANTH 103Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 200Key Issues in Anthropology3
ANTH 301Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice3
ANTH 401Seminar in Anthropological Theory3
Major Electives
200-Level Elective
Select one of the following:3
Applied Anthropology
Disability in US Popular Culture
Urban Anthropology
Historical Archaeology
Theory and Methods Electives
Select 15 credits from the following:15
Immigration: An Anthropological Perspective
Caribbean Archaeology
North American Archaeology
The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
The Anthropology of Work
Anthropology of Aging and the Aged
Environmental Anthropology
Experimental Archaeology
Anthropology: Gender and Sexuality
Anthropology of Childhood and Youth
Planetary Health
Public Archaeology
Special Topics in Anthropology
Communities in Transition
Environment and Community
Community and Health
Anthropology of Religion
Building Sustainable Communities
Analyzing Ethnographic Discourse and Interaction
Medical Anthropology
Field Methods: Visual Anthropology
Total Credits40

Suggested Free Electives

These courses are over and beyond the minimum 40 credits required by the major.

ANTH 470Archaeological Field Methods1-6
ANTH 480Independent Research in Anthropology3-6
ANTH 490Internship in Anthropology3-6