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Anthropology Major, B.A.

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Department Information

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
PO Box 70644
Phone: (423) 439-4996
Fax: (423) 439-5313
223B Rogers-Stout Hall
Web Address: https://www.etsu.edu/cas/sociology-anthropology/ 

Department Chair: Leslie McCallister, Ph.D.

Anthropology is the study of humankind, in all of its facets, with a particular emphasis on cultures and evolution. The anthropological perspective is uniquely comparative and holistic. The ETSU anthropology department offers courses on cultural and physical anthropology as well as archaeology. Anthropology can prepare students to meet the demands of an increasingly globalized world and job market after graduation.

A student majoring in anthropology must complete 34 credits of approved courses. In addition to maintaining an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 in the major, a student must earn a minimum grade of C in each major core course. Students are strongly advised to complete ANTH 1240 , ANTH 1260 , and ANTH 1280  before enrolling in other required or elective anthropology courses. This major requires a minor.


Students with 0-59 earned credits:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website www.etsu.edu/cas/case/ and call (423) 439-5602.

Students with 60 or more earned credits:

Dr. William N. Duncan
(423) 439-6650

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in sociology should contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements. Transfer students must meet the specific requirements for the anthropology major. There is no predetermined maximum number of credits that a transfer student may apply to the sociology or anthropology curriculums. The final decision will be made by the department chair.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirements 34 credits
     Major Core    (19 credits)
     Guided Electives    (12 credits)
     General Electives    (3 credits)
Minor 18-24 credits
Free Electives 20-27 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ANTH-BA  

Grade Minimum Requirement: Must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each major core course

College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.A. degree requirements.

  • Completion of a foreign language course numbered 2020 or above with a grade of C- or better. Students may be required to take courses numbered 1010, 1020 and/or 2010 based on a placement test or equivalent.
  • Non-U.S. History (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530  or MATH 1910  

General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Total Requirements for Anthropology Major: 34 credits

Guided Electives: 12 credits

Choose one (1) course from each of the four (4) focus areas:

General Electives: 3 credits

Choose one (1) elective course (3 credits) from the list below or choose one (1) course (3 credits) from one of the guided elective categories.

Minor: 18-24 credits

Free Electives: 20-27 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

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