Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology

BA in Anthropology

To obtain the BA in Anthropology degree and prepare for a chosen field, students must complete the major requirements listed below, round out their education by learning important skills and values through Loyola's Core Curriculum and develop their own special interests by taking general electives.

Degree Requirements

All of the following:

  • ANTH 101—Human Origins
  • ANTH 102—Intro. to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 231—Linguistic Anthropology

Two of the following:

  • ANTH 211—Peoples of Latin America
  • ANTH 212—Peoples of Native North America
  • ANTH 213—Culture in Contemporary Africa
  • ANTH 214—African-American Anthropology
  • ANTH 215—Contemp. Japanese Culture
  • ANTH 216—Cultures of Migration
  • ANTH 217—Mexican Culture and Heritage
  • ANTH 218—Contemp. Cultures of Southeast Asia
  • ANTH 219—Contemp. Pacific Island Societies
  • ANTH 220—Contemporary Cultures of the Middle East

Two of the following*:

  • ANTH 303–319; 330–332; 361, 363

*should take 304 if graduate school is planned

One of the following:

  • ANTH 241—Principles of Archaeology
  • ANTH 242—Mesoamerican Archaeology
  • ANTH 243—North American Archaeology

One of the following:

  • ANTH 324—Human Evolution
  • ANTH 325—Primatology
  • ANTH 326—Human Osteology

Three electives:

  • Elective (200/300 level)
  • Elective (200/300 level) can be outside Anthro*
  • Elective (200/300 level) can be outside Anthro*

*with advisor's permission

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