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American University Catalog 2017-2018

Anthropology (BA)


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Offered by the Department of Anthropology , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major by the department's undergraduate studies director requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and a grade point average of 2.00 or higher in two anthropology courses.

University Requirements


  • 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
  • Completion of college writing requirement
  • Completion of university mathematics requirement

General Education Requirements


  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements


  • 48 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least 27 credit hours at or above the 300-level

Course Requirements


Fieldwork (3 credit hours)


Note: Other fieldwork, including study abroad programs or community service learning projects, may be used with the approval of the student's advisor.

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Combined Anthropology (BA) and Public Anthropology (MA)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees  for more information.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor's/master's programs:

  • Interest in this program should be discussed with members of the faculty before formal application is begun.

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