Major in Anthropological Sciences (BS)

I. Pre-requisites

You must complete the following courses (7 hours):

  1. ANT 2200 – Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  2. STATS 1450 – Introduction to the Practice of Statistics or STATS 2450 – Introduction to Statistical Analysis or equivalent as approved by the Department of Anthropology

II. Core Courses

You must complete the following courses in three areas with a grade of C- or better (18 hours):

  1. Physical Anthropology
    • ANT 3300 – Human Origins
    • ANT 3301 – Modern Human Physical Variation
  2. Archaeology
    • ANT 2201 – Introduction to Archaeology
    • ANT 3401 – Fundamentals of Archaeology
  3. Cultural Anthropology
    • ANT 2202 – Peoples and Cultures: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    • ANT 5620.01 – Hunters and Gatherers

III. Electives

You must complete at least 15 hours of electives (normally 5 courses) including at least one course in each of the three sub-disciplines (physical anthropology, archaeology and cultural anthropology). No more than 7 hours of the 15 hours of elective credit may be comprised of non-graded course work (independent study, undergraduate research or field school, etc.) Please contact the undergraduate advisor if you have questions about which sub-discipline a particular course falls under.

  1. Physical Anthropology elective
  2. Archaeology elective
  3. Cultural Anthropology elective
  4. Free Anthropology elective #1
  5. Free Anthropology elective #2

IV. Additional Requirement

You must complete the following course (3 hours):

  • EEOB 3310 – Evolution

These 43 hours represent 7 hours of prerequisites and 36 hours of major courses.

Please contact the undergraduate advisor if you have questions about which courses satisfy each sub-discipline requirement - Dr. W. Scott McGraw (614 688-3794, mcgraw.43@osu.edu), 4064 Smith Laboratory.

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