Anthropology - BA, Archaeology Track
Students who elect to pursue the archaeology track take the foundation courses but also have the opportunity to take multiple upper-level courses which focus on specific topics in archaeology. In addition, majors receive a broad yet rigorous liberal arts education.
The curriculum leading to a degree in anthropology provides students with the background necessary to pursue graduate studies in anthropology, but is well-rounded and flexible enough to allow students to pursue graduate studies in other disciplines. Employment opportunities include careers in: teaching and research in college, university, museum and foundation settings; administration and research in local, state and federal governments (such as the National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Institute of Health and others); non-governmental organizations and non-profit organizations; foreign service with government agencies (such as the Agency for International Development, United Nations organizations and others); private archaeological research institutions; secondary schools that are adding anthropology to their curricula; and nontraditional opportunities emerging in business and management. Anthropology offers diverse career opportunities and is an expanding and dynamic field that is relevant to many fields of study.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Anthropology Archaeology Track Requirements 1|
|ANTH 202||Introduction to Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 210||Social and Cultural Anthropology||3|
& ANTH 226
|Introduction to Biological Anthropology|
and Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory
|ANTH 316||Nautical Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 412||Archaeological Theory||3|
|ANTH 330||Field Research in Anthropology||3|
|or ANTH 485||or Directed Studies|
|or ANTH 491||or Research|
|Archaeology elective (300 or 400 level)||9|
|Anthropology elective (300 or 400 level) can include archaeology||3|
|STAT 302||Statistical Methods||3|
|or STAT 303||or Statistical Methods|
|College and University Requirements|
|ENGL 104||Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Writing about Literature|
|Technical and Business Writing|
|Communication for Technical Professions|
|Argumentation and Debate|
|Literature in English||6|
|Life and physical sciences 3||9|
|Language, philosophy and culture 4||3|
|Creative arts 4||3|
|Social and behavioral sciences 4||6|
& POLS 207
|American National Government|
and State and Local Government
|International and cultural diversity 5|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
31 hours required; 12 hours must be in residence; 12 hours must be in upper-division courses. A grade of C or higher is required for a course to count in the major.
3 hours may be in logic.
No anthropology course will satisfy this requirement.
Courses may also be used to satisfy any other requirement.
All students in each track are required to take two courses with the writing attribute, also known as “W-courses”, from the department. Substitutions with W-courses from other departments are not allowed. Please see the academic advisor for the most current list of Anthropology W-courses.
All anthropology majors may select a minor field of study from departments or divisions within or outside the College of Liberal Arts or in a particular area of interest (as with interdisciplinary minors or career opportunity minors). The minor will consist of 15-18 hours or coursework, at least 6 of which must be at the upper-division level. A grade of C or higher is required if a course is to count in the minor. A minor must be declared before the student has completed 75 credit hours. Interdisciplinary minors such as women's and gender studies, classical studies, and religious studies have specific requirements; students should consult the Undergraduate Student Services Office in the College of Liberal Arts for details.
College and University Requirements
Other courses may qualify for this category. Students should consult the approved lists of courses available through the academic advisor in the Department of Anthropology or in the Undergraduate Student Services Office in the College of Liberal Arts. The following list incorporates University Core Curriculum requirements. No course can be counted in more than one category. To promote the opportunity for anthropology majors to acquire a broad educational experience, anthropology students must satisfy their University requirements for language, philosophy and culture, social and behavioral sciences, and the sciences with courses other than those offered by anthropology.
Students must complete a minimum of 36 hours of 300- or 400-level coursework at Texas A&M University.