Bachelor of Arts (BA) Requirements

Please contact our Undergraduate Advising team for any questions regarding the following requirements.


For students who declared/enrolled during or after Fall 2017

Required credit hours: 37

Required courses:

  • ANTH 152: Culture and Humanity
  • ANTH 210: Archaeology
  • ANTH 215 & ANTH 215L: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
    • Offered spring semesters only. Also offered at Leeward Community College during fall semesters.
  • ANTH 490: History of Anthropology
  • Eight (8) 300 and/or 400-level anthropology courses (24 upper-division credits) *

Courses must be completed with a grade of C (not C-) or better and cannot be used to fulfill any additional major, minor or certificate requirements. 

*Anthropology majors may petition the anthropology undergraduate advisor to count a maximum of two (2) 300 or 400 level classes from other departments towards the upper division elective requirement. These courses should be related to anthropology and fit within the student's program of study. Approved courses cannot be used to fulfill additional major, minor or certificate requirements. Please contact the advising coordinator to request a petition form.


For students who declared their major prior to Fall 2017

Required credit hours: 31

Required courses:

  • ANTH 152: Culture and Humanity
  • ANTH 210: Archaeology
  • ANTH 215 & ANTH 215L: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
    • Offered spring semesters only. Also offered at Leeward Community College during fall semesters.
  • ANTH 490: History of Anthropology
  • Six (6) 300 and/or 400-level anthropology courses (18 upper-division credits) *

Courses must be completed with a grade of C (not C-) or better and cannot be used to fulfill any additional major, minor or certificate requirements. 

*Anthropology majors may petition the anthropology undergraduate advisor to count a maximum of three (3) 300 or 400 level classes from other departments towards the upper division elective requirement. These courses should be related to anthropology and fit within the student's program of study. Approved courses cannot be used to fulfill additional major, minor or certificate requirements. Please contact the advising coordinator to request a petition form.