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BS Anthropology Degree


BS Anthropology Degree Requirements

See the above links for degree requirements related to individual emphasis areas.

Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
FC Foundations of Oral Communication3
FA Foundations of Arts course3
FH Foundations of Humanities course3
FM Foundations of Mathematics Course3
FN ANTH 104-104L Biological Anthropology and Lab4
FN Foundations of Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
FS ANTH 102 Cultural Anthropology or
FS ANTH 216 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology or
ANTH 105 Evolution and Human Behavior
ANTH 303 History and Theory in Anthropology or
ANTH 306 Kinship and Social Organization
ANTH 314 Environmental Anthropology3
Choose 18 credits of upper-division ANTH courses excluding ANTH 490, ANTH 493 and ANTH 49418
MATH 254 Introduction to Statistics or
POLS 298 Introduction to Political Inquiry or
PSYCH 295 Statistical Methods
Skill Requirement-Choose one sequence from the following or one approved by your advisor and department chair:
World Language-one year sequence of a single language
UX-8 credits of UX courses
GIS-GEOG 360, GEOG 361, GEOG 460
Data Analytics with R-CS 133, DATA-R 155, DATA-R 322, DATA-R 485
Additional upper-division electives to total 40 credits. 6-9
Electives to total 120 credits32-38

Math Requirement

You may take any of the approved Foundations math classes. They are:

  • MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning
  • MATH 143 College Algebra
  • MATH 160 Survey of Calculus
  • MATH 170 Calculus 1
  • MATH 254 Applied Statistics with Computers
  • MATH 257 Geometry and Probability for Teachers

Statistics Requirement

You are required to take either MATH 254 Applied Statistics with Computers, POLS 298 Introduction to Political Inquiry, or PSYCH 295 Statistical Methods. SOC 310 Elementary Social Statistics will be accepted with an Adjustment of Academic Requirements form.

If you take MATH 254 Applied Statistics with Computers you also fulfill the anthropology major’s math requirement, and this would free you up to take another elective course.

Declaring Anthropology as Your Major

Declaring Anthropology as your major is easy! You can change your major by logging into your myBoiseState student center and clicking on the “Change My Major” link. Detailed instructions for this process can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.