BA in Anthropology (Archaeology and Biological Anthropology)

Units required for Major: 52, includes units of study in chosen concentration
Total units required for BA: 120

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, or for 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 Anthropology 13
ANTH 1ABiological Anthropology Laboratory 11
ANTH 2Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 3Introduction to Archaeology 13
ANTH 4Language, Culture, and Critical Thinking 13
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
Human Paleontology
Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology
Human Variation
Additional Requirement (3 Units)
Anthropology majors select one statistics course 1,23
Additional Requirements for Concentrations (24 Units)
Select one of the following:24
Archaeology & Biological Anthropology Concentrations
Culture, Language & Society Concentration
General Anthropology Concentration
Total Units52

Concentration in Archaeology & Biological Anthropology (24 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
Theory in Biological Anthropology
Select one of the following:3
Human Paleontology (If not taken as a core course)
Primate Behavior
Evolution of Human Behavior
Human Variation (If not taken as a core course)
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
Evolutionary Medicine
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. 6
Total Units24

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (6 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking 20
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (7 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms 20
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts 20
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (6 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course 20
Area D Course 20
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Total Units34

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI)3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (12 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 26