Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology

BS in Anthropology

To obtain the BS 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 (beginning Fall 2023)

Required Foundations: Take each of:

  • ANTH 100—Globalization and Local Cultures OR ANTH 102—Culture, Society, and Diversity
  • ANTH 101—Human Origins
  • ANTH 231—Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANTH 241—Principles of Archaeology

Ethnographic Requirement:  Choose One of the following:

  • ANTH 207—Economies, Culture, and Development
  • ANTH 208—Language & Identity
  • ANTH 211—Peoples of Latin America
  • ANTH 212—Peoples of Native North America
  • ANTH 213—Culture in Africa
  • ANTH 214—African-American Anthropology
  • ANTH 215—Contemporary Japanese Culture
  • ANTH 216—Cultures of Migration
  • ANTH 217—Mexican Culture and Heritage
  • ANTH 220—Contemporary Cultures of the Middle East
  • ANTH 222—Culture in Contemporary Europe
  • ANTH 224—Social Movements, Culture, and Activism

Archaeology Requirement:  Choose One of the following:

  •  ANTH 242—Mesoamerican Archaeology and Survivance
  • ANTH 243—Historical Archaeology
  • ANTH 245—Gender in Deep Time
  • ANTH 342—Rise and Fall of Civilizations
  • ANTH 360—Issues in Archaeology
  • ANTH 365—Archaeology Lab Methods
  • ANTH 366—Lithic Technology

Theoretical Requirement:  Choose One of the following:

  • ANTH 303–People and Conservation
  • ANTH 304–Anthropological Theory
  • ANTH 305–Violence and Culture
  • ANTH 306–Anthropology and Human Rights
  • ANTH 307–The Body and Culture
  • ANTH 309–Urban Anthropology
  • ANTH 314–Applied Anthropology
  • ANTH 316–Anthropology of Religion and Ritual
  • ANTH 317–Ethnographic Methods
  • ANTH 319–Anthropology of Tourism
  • ANTH 330–Language in Popular Culture
  • ANTH 332–Language, Race and Inequality
  • ANTH 361–Issues in Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 363–Issues in Linguistic Anthropology

Archaeology Requirement:  Choose One of the following:

  • ANTH 241—Principles of Archaeology
  • ANTH 242—Mesoamerican Archaeology and Survivance
  • ANTH 243—North American Archaeology
  • ANTH 244—Historical Archaeology
  • ANTH 245—Gender in Deep Time

Bio-Anthropology Requirement:  Choose Two of the following:

At least ONE must be from:

  • ANTH 324—Human Evolution
  • ANTH 325—Primatology – Behavior and Ecology
  • ANTH 326—Human Osteology Lec/Lab
  • ANTH 327—Dental Anthropology

The second can also include:

  • ANTH 280—Evolution of Human Disease
  • ANTH 359—Paleopathology
  • ANTH 362—Issues in Biological Anthropology

Three electives:

  • Elective (100/200/300 level)
  • Elective (200/300 level)*
  • Elective (200/300 level)*

*can be outside ANTH with approval from the Undergraduate Program Director

ANTH Tracking Sheet, BS, Fall 2023

There are no restrictions on course double-dipping for major and minor programs in Anthropology.  However, students may only earn a degree in Anthropology BA, Anthropology BS, or Sociology-Anthropology BA.