Feb 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Anthropology (B.A., B.S.)

30 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

Students in this major must also complete requirements for a degree in the College of Arts & Sciences .

Departmental Requirements (15 hours)

All Anthropology majors MUST take the following 5 courses to gain an understanding of the breadth of the discipline.

Additional Requirements (15 hours)

  • ANTH XXX Electives 15 cr hrs 1, 2

After completion of introductory courses, students will complete their major by taking 15 hours of ANTH elective courses.

1 At least 9 hours of electives must be completed at the 300 level or above.
2 Up to 3 credit hours of ANTH 494 - Internship (C)  may be counted toward the major.

Elective courses may focus on a single sub-discipline (Cultural, Biological, or Archaeology) or majors may elect courses providing a broader range of the entire discipline.

Students who want additional coursework in Archaeology are encouraged to pursue an Archaeology minor.

Four-Year Program Guides and Costs

USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits each academic year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan. 

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization