BA in Anthropology (Archaeology and Biological Anthropology)

Units required for Major: 52-53, includes units of study in chosen concentration

Program Description

The Archaeological and Biological Anthropology concentration provides students with the knowledge, skills and perspectives of scientific anthropology. It prepares students for careers in the anthropological sciences, such as cultural resources management, skeletal identification, zoological or museum technicians for the graduate training.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Except for General Electives, all requirements must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Core Courses (13 Units)
ANTH 1Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 1ABiological Anthropology Laboratory1
ANTH 2Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 3Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 4Language, Culture, and Critical Thinking3
Upper Division Core Requirements (12 Units)
ANTH 146Ethnographic Analysis3
ANTH 162Language and Culture3
Select one of the following:3
California Archaeology
Great Basin Archaeology
Prehistory of the Southwest
North American Prehistory
The Evolution of Early Mesoamerican States
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology
Human Variation
Additional requirements for Concentrations (27-28 Units)
Select one of the following:27 - 28
Archaeology & Biological Anthropology Concentrations
Culture, Language & Society Concentration
General Anthropology Concentration
Total Units52-53

Concentration in Archaeology & Biological Anthropology (27-28 units)

Required Upper Division Courses (18 Units)
Archaeology Theory
Select one of the following:3
Anthropology of Hunters and Gatherers
Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches to Anthropology
Archaeological Method and Theory
Origins of Agriculture
Biological Anthropology
Select one of the following:3
Human Paleontology
Evolutionary Medicine
Primate Behavior
Evolution of Human Behavior
Laboratory Methods
Select one of the following:3
Analysis of Faunal Remains
Introductory Statistics for Anthropologists
Environmental Archaeology
Techniques of Archaeological Analysis
Human Osteology
Laboratory Work in Archaeology
Fieldwork in Archaeology
Breadth Requirement
Select three from all the upper division courses listed above plus the following:9
Old World Prehistory: Paleolithic Archaeology
Ancient Technology
Cultural Resource Management in Theory and Practice
Indians of California
Indians of North America
Primate Adaptations
Human Skeletal Analysis
Bioarchaeology: Analyzing Human Remains from Archaeology Sites
General Electives (6 Units)
Select any two upper division courses from Anthropology or any related discipline with approval from Major Advisor. 16
Additional Requirements (3 Units)
Anthropology majors select one statistics course 23
Total Units27

except ANTH 155 and ANTH 157


e.g. STAT 1, or one approved by the Department