Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Lower division coursework in anthropology introduces the four major divisions of the discipline:  archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical/biological anthropology, and linguistics.  Upper division courses offer focused investigations of important archaeological and cultural issues, theory, research methods, biological/physical anthropology and sociolinguistics.

Individual counseling and advising are provided to all students. 

To fulfill B.A. degree requirements, all students take an introductory course in each of anthropology’s four subfields.  They also must complete one course in anthropological theory and one course in either qualitative or archaeological methods of data collection and analysis.  They choose at least four elective courses, one of which must focus on archaeology/biological issues; and one on cultural/linguistic topics.  Finally, all majors take Senior Seminar in Anthropology and undertake a senior project which may involve fieldwork in the community, laboratory analysis, library research, collaboration with a museum, or some other research project approved and guided by the anthropology faculty. 

We encourage students to take advantage of Study Abroad and Service Learning/Internship opportunities for which they typically receive course credit and to join faculty-led archaeology and cultural research projects in the U.S. and abroad. We also invite students to participate in laboratory research as part of the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC). 

Major Requirements Credit Hours
 Core  12
 Electives*  12
 Research Methods  3
 Theory  3
Total Hours Required for Major 30**

*Students must complete at least one course (3 credit hours) from archaeology/biological anthropology and one course (3 credit hours) in cultural anthropology/linguistics.

**Majors must also take a capstone course, Anthropology 4973 (Senior Seminar in Anthropology,). This course fulfills the capstone requirement of the Tulsa Curriculum of the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences.

Anthropology Balance Sheet

Students should see the Undergraduate Anthropology Advisor or the College Advising Office for a copy of the major Balance Sheet which tracks their progress in meeting major and Tulsa Curriculum requirements.