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    Jul 15, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements

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

Course Requirements

Fieldwork (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Note: Other fieldwork, including study abroad programs or community service-learning projects, may be used with advisor approval.

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 Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and 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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