Sample Four-year Program for Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

In this sample study plan, we either recommend specific general education courses or suggest select courses. In the latter case, we introduce them by “e.g.” In the major we require an upper-division (u.d.) course in each of the distinct subfields of anthropology, which are archaeology (AR), biological anthropology (BA), linguistic anthropology (LA), and ethnography or cultural analysis (ECA).

Specific offerings vary each semester, some occur on alternate years. This sequence and selection of specific courses are suggestive; please see your advisor each semester.

Freshman Year: 31 Units

Fall Semester (16 Units)

GE (A2) (4)
GE (B3) (3)
GE (D3) (3)
ANTH 203 (D1) (3)
University Elective (3)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

GE (D2) (3) GE (A3) (4)
GE (D4) (4) GE (C1) (4)
GE (C3) (4)
ANTH 201 (B2) (3)


Sophomore Year: 29 Units

Fall Semester (14 Units)

GE (B1) (3)
GE (B4) (4)
GE (C2) (4)
ANTH 202 (3)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

GE (A3) (4)
GE (C1) (4)
ANTH 200 (D5) (3)
University Elective (4)

Junior Year: 30 Units

Fall Semester (15 Units)

ANTH 300 (4)
U.D. Anth AR/BA/LA/ECA (4)
U.D. ANTH AR/BA/LA/ECA (4)
U.D. GE (e.g., ANTH 340) (3)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

ANTH 342 (4)
U.D. ANTH AR/BA/LA/ECA (4)
U.D. ANTH AR/BA/LA/ECA (4)
U.D. GE (e.g., ANT 318) (3)

Senior Year: Minimum of 30 Units

Fall Semester (15-23 Units)

U.D. GE (e.g., ANTH 341) (3-4)
ANTH Electives (4)
ANTH Special Studies (1-4)
ANTH Internship (1-4)
GE (E) e.g., ANTH 318/340 (3-4)
University Elective (3)

Spring Semester (11-16 Units)

ANTH Electives (3-4)
ANTH Electives (3-4)
ANTH Methods (4)
Anth 491 (1)
ANTH Special Studies/Internship (1-4)


Total Unit: 120