University of Mississippi

B.A. in Anthropology

Degree Requirements

  • A Major in Anthropology for the B.A degree requires 30 semester hours, including Anthropology 303, 304, 305, and 409 and a total of 6 hours selected from the following methods courses: Anthropology 335, 390, 391, 392, 393, 405, 406, 407, 408.
  • A minor may be taken in anthropology. (18 hours). A anthropology major may minor in sociology, and vice versa.

    Required Courses

    303. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. In this course, students will examine the fundamental
    principles, concepts, and methods used in cultural anthropology and ethnographic work. (3).

    304. BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. The course draws on data from studies of primate behavior, human paleontology, and population genetics in order to explore the course of human evolution and the nature of biological variation in modern humans. (3).

    305. ARCHAEOLOGY. Archaeology is the subfield of anthropology that studies people through the recovery and analysis of their material and physical remains. This course outlines the history of archaeology, its methods, and contributions to understanding humankind. (3).

    409. ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY. The course will provide a historical overview of the major theoretical trends in anthropology.(3).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Six hours selected from the following methods courses are also required for the completion of a B.A. degree:  Anthropology 335, 390, 391, 392, 393, 405, 406, 407, and 408.

Minor in Anthropology

  • A minor may be taken in anthropology. (18 hours). A anthropology major may minor in sociology, and vice versa.