B.A. in Anthropology

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
MAT 103 or higher is recommended
Public Speaking requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Science requirement6
Behavioral and Social Science requirement 16
Introduction to Sociology
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Language & Culture Requirement3-15
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202) or demonstrating language proficiency through the elementary II (102) level of a language and further acquiring a cultural foundation.
Major Requirements
ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology: Biological3
ANT 102Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural3
ANT 103Introduction to Anthropology: Archaeology3
ANT 459History of Ethnological Theory3
ANT 495Senior Seminar in Anthropology3
Anthropology Electives
Select six courses in Anthropology18
Related/Cognate Requirements15
LIN 230Introduction to Linguistics3
Select additional courses outside of Anthropology approved by the student's advisor12
Total Minimum Credits Required120
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Anthropology majors must take SOC 200 

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic adviser with any questions.

Suggested Course Sequence (based on 4-year program taken at WCU)

Year One
Semester OneCredits
ANT 102Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural3
SOC 200Introduction to Sociology3
Language - appropriate level for student3
WRT 3
MAT3
 Credits15
Semester Two
ANT 101 or 103Introduction to Anthropology: Biological3
Language in sequence 3
General Education9
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
ANT 101 or 103Introduction to Anthropology: Biological3
Language in sequence or culture cluster3
General Education9
 Credits15
Semester Four
ANT elective3
ANT elective3
Language in sequence or culture cluster3
General Education6
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
ANT elective 3
ANT elective3
LIN 230Introduction to Linguistics3
Final language culture cluster (if relevant) or cognate3
Free elective3
 Credits15
Semester Six
ANT elective3
ANT elective3
Cognate Course3
Cognate Course3
Free elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
ANT 459History of Ethnological Theory3
1-2 cognates as needed to complete 15 cr. 3-6
Free electives6-9
 Credits12-18
Semester Eight
ANT 495Senior Seminar in Anthropology3
Free electives12
 Credits15