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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, B.A.

Degree Requirements

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major Field (18 Hours)

Required Courses (12 Hours)

Additional Courses

Select additional courses as follows to complete 18 hours in Area F
Choose no more than one course from the following

Area G: Major Courses (27 Hours)

Course that fulfills CTW requirement (3 Hours)


Additional courses at the 3000 or 4000 level (at least 17 hours)

Area H: Minor and Additional Courses

Students taking more than 15 hours in courses in anthropology may count the additional hours toward their electives or may consider completing a double major.

  1. Students majoring in anthropology are not required to take a minor.
  2. Students majoring in anthropology must take additional courses as electives to complete a minimum of 120 hours.

Additional Information

Program Financial Information

No additional expenses are needed to complete this degree program. Some special courses that travel away from campus, such as ANTH 4550 - Field School in Anthropology, will have additional costs. The department offers two endowed scholarships for undergraduate majors: the Robert L. Blakeley Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology and the Jeremy D. Gillen Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Anthropology.

Program Degree Requirements

Alternatives are available to some core and major requirements. Please see the Director of Undergraduate Studies for specific guidelines.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see College Degree Requirements) and the University Degree Requirements (see 1400 University Degree Requirements and Graduation).

University Grade-Point Average and Grade Requirements

Georgia State University undergraduate students must achieve an overall institutional grade-point average of 2.0 and a major GPA of 2.0 in Areas G and H to receive a bachelor’s degree from the university. Grades of C- can be used to satisfy graduation requirements. However, some courses have prerequisites that require a grade of C or higher. (See GPA Requirement for additional information.)

Graduation with Distinction

This unit offers undergraduate students with the opportunity to earn the designation of graduation with distinction in the major. Please contact the undergraduate director for the specific criteria for this honor.