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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Degree Requirements

Anthropology is a major in the College of Liberal Arts and is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree plan (Plan I). The Undergraduate Catalog outlines the program of work.

BA Anthropology, 2014-2016 Catalog
(expires August 2022)

BA Anthropology, 2012-2014 Catalog
(expires August 2020)

BA Anthropology, 2010-2012 Catalog
(expires August 2018)

BA Anthropology, 2008-2010 Catalog
(expires August 2016)

In general, catalog eligibility is based on a student’s first semester enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin. Some students may be eligible for a different catalog. The Undergraduate Advisor can help students understand their catalog options.

Major Requirements

The requirements for the Anthropology major vary across active catalogs.

Under the 2014-2016 Catalog, the Anthropology major consists of 33 hours (including 18 hours upper-division and 18 hours in residence) as follows:

  • ANT 301 Physical Anthropology
  • ANT 302 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 304 Introduction to Archaeological Studies I: Prehistoric Archaeology
  • ANT 307 Culture and Communication
  • 3 hours upper-division Anthropology coursework in each of the following areas*:
  • Theory
  • Methods
  • Culture/Geographic Area
  • 12 additional hours Anthropology, including 9 hours upper-division

Under the 2008-2010, 2010-2012, and 2012-2014 Catalogs, the Anthropology major consists of 30 hours (including 18 hours upper-division and 18 hours in residence) as follows:
  • ANT 301 Physical Anthropology
  • ANT 304 Introduction to Archaeological Studies I: Prehistoric Archaeology
  • ANT 302 Cultural Anthropology, ANT 305 Expressive Culture, OR ANT 307 Culture and Communication
  • 3 hours upper-division Anthropology coursework in each of the following areas*:
  • Theory
  • Methods
  • Culture/Geographic Area
  • 12 additional hours Anthropology, including 9 hours upper-division

*Courses that fulfill the Theory, Methods, and Culture/Geographic Area requirements are announced during each registration period.

Minor Requirements

All Anthropology majors are required to declare a minor. The minor consists of 12 hours (including 6 hours upper-division and 6 hours in residence) in any one other field of study at the University. The Undergraduate Advisor can help students understand options. Anthropology majors should contact the Undergraduate Advisor to officially a declare a minor.
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