Student Advising

Undergraduate Anthropology Advising

Department of Anthropology Programs of Study:

B.A. in Anthropology (combines all fields) - 40 credits

  • Introductory courses – 16 credits
  • Upper-level courses – 9 credits
  • Electives – 15 credits

B.A. in Cultural Anthropology (includes linguistic anthropology) – 38 credits

  • Introductory courses – 8 credits
  • Geographic area courses – 6 credits
  • Global perspectives on justice, inequality and difference – 3 credits
  • Electives – 21 credits

B.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology (includes archaeology) – 50 credits

  • Introductory courses – 11 credits
  • Statistics – 3 credits
  • Sub-discipline courses – 18 credits
  • Biology or geology and electives – 18 credits

Minor in Anthropology (combines all fields) – 20 credits

  • Introductory courses – 8 credits
  • Electives – 12 credits

Minor in Cultural Anthropology (includes linguistic anthropology) – 20 credits

  • Introductory courses – 8 credits
  • Geographic area course – 3 credits
  • Electives – 9 courses

Minor in Evolutionary Anthropology (includes archaeology) – 20 credits

  • Introductory courses – 11 credits
  • Electives – 9 credits

Certificate in Evolutionary Medicine – 12 credits

  • Genetics course - 3 credits
  • Evolutionary approaches to diet or evolutionary physiology – 3 credits
  • Genetic variation and evolution in humans or infectious microbes - 3 credits
  • Advanced evolution or evolutionary medicine elective – 3 credits

 

Declaring a Major or Minor in Anthropology

You can declare your major online:

Note: Department signatures are not required

Important: All students should declare their majors in Anthropology by the Spring semester of their junior year, at the latest. The department assumes no responsibility for students unable to complete their major requirements if they do not declare their majors by this time.

 

Special Permission Numbers, Honors Independent Studies, and Internships

Please note that special permission numbers are obtained through the professor or instructor of the class. Prior to registering for Independent Study and Anthropology Departmental Honors Classes, please find an Anthropology faculty member to serve as your advisor, complete the appropriate form, and see the Undergraduate Assistant or Undergraduate Director. 

To register for academic credit for an Internship, contact the Coordinator for Research, Internships, and Study Abroad (CRISA).  Click here for further information about the process

 

 

Contact Information for Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Program Director

Professor Robert S. Scott
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Phone: 848-932-9395
Fax: 732-932-1564
BIO 210, Douglass Campus
Email for appointment
Office Hours from January 21 to April 28, 2020: Tuesdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or By Appointment

Undergraduate Program Assistant

Maydelle Romero
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848-932-9886
Fax: 732-932-1564
Ruth Adams Building 318, DC

Coordinator for Research, Internships, and Study Abroad (CRISA)

Professor Pilar Rau
Ruth Adams Building 308, DC
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View syllabi and course descriptions of all anthropology courses in the undergraduate catalog.

Click here for a description of some of the career possibilities for Anthropology majors.