Sep 19, 2021  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
Catalogue 2021-2022

Anthropology Major

Required Units

Total number of units required for major, excluding any required intensive(s): 10

Required Intensive units, if any: 1

Total units required: 11

Distributional Content Area Units Required

Courses are required as described below. Coursework in three subfields of anthropology must be completed by the end of the junior year.

1. Subfield Requirement: 1.5 or 2 units


  • Two courses, drawn from the 100- or 200-level in two of the above subfields. Intensives cannot be taken to fulfill subfield requirement in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology.

2. Regional Familiarity: 1.5 or 2 units

3. Additional Requirements (Number of units depends on choices made above)

  • One 300-level Anthropology seminar (in addition to ANTH 301 )
  • Two additional Anthropology electives from any level or area
  • Additional coursework to total 10 non-Intensive units

Intensives (Some Intensive units may be included in the above)

One unit of Intensives required, which includes those used to meet the regional familiarity or Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, or Linguistic Anthropology distribution.


Students may petition up to one unit of coursework, including Intensives, from another department or program, or a JYA course, or at another institution to count towards the major. 100-level requirements cannot be taken in senior year.

Additional Information

Students declared as Anthropology majors as of the end of the spring 2019 semester will be grandfathered under the requirements in effect at the time of declaration, and will be allowed to take Intensives to count to their necessary 12 major units.