May 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Anthropology, B.A.


The B.A. program in anthropology is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the diversity of human biology and culture over time. Students are able to shape their particular specialty within anthropology while developing research skills for life after graduation. The B.A. degree works well as a stand-alone major or when paired with another major for students pursuing diverse careers. Of the required 38 credit hours of anthropology, at least three credit hours must be at the 4000 level or higher. Students pursuing a major in anthropology may not also pursue a minor in anthropology. Students pursing a major in health and society may pursue either a major or minor in anthropology, but only six credit hours may be double-counted.

Note: ANTH 1321  is a preferred elective.

SMU Degree Requirements

An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum , one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows:

Requirements for the Major


Methods and Analysis Courses (6 Credit Hours)


Anthropology Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Four courses, with at least 3 credit hours (one course) at the 4000 level or higher .

Total for the Major Only: 38 Credit Hours