B.A. in Anthropology

Sociology & Anthropology | Rutgers University – Newark

Humanity studied

The B.A. in Anthropology provides students with an understanding of human life in the widest historical and comparative framework.  This major provides a rounded education that prepares students for advanced degree work and for careers in education, research, government service, and many other kinds of employment—such as sales, NGO work, or executive office work—where knowledge of human relations is important.

Major Requirements

The requirements for the anthropology major are 33 credits as follows:

27 credits in Anthropology that must include:

1. 21:070:204, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
2. 21:070:220 Anthropological Theory and Methods (3 credits)
3. 21:070:492  Seminar in Anthropology (3 credits)
A different seminar is offered each semester, and topics vary by year (prerequisites for Seminar: 21:070:204 and two other 300-level anthropology courses, or permission of instructor).
4. 18 additional credits in Anthropology
5. 6 additional credits.  With departmental approval, two related courses offered in Sociology and other departments may be applied toward the major in place of Anthropology courses.

Minor Requirements

(The new minor requirements begin in Fall 2017 for incoming students.)

The requirements for the anthropology minor are 21 credits as follows:

18 credits in anthropology that must include:

1. 21:070:204, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
2. 21:070:220 Anthropological Theory and Methods (3 credits)
3. 21:070:492  Seminar in Anthropology (3 credits)
A different seminar is offered each semester, and topics vary by year (prerequisites for Seminar: 21:070:204 and two other 300-level anthropology courses, or permission of instructor).
4. 9 additional credits from anthropology
5. 3 additional credits.  With departmental approval, one related course offered in Sociology and other departments may be applied toward the minor.

*Note: Required courses must have a grade of C or better to qualify for the major or minor.