We offer three tracks or concentrations for the Anthropology BA degree: our campus-based students can choose between the Methods & Practice track or the General track, and our students in the UCF Online program follow the online options for the General track. The General track requires students to take upper level courses in all the subfields while the Methods & Practice track allows students to specialize their upper level coursework in one of the subfields. The Methods & Practice track also requires classes with hands-on components such as applied, lab, and field classes, and high-impact learning experience courses.

Campus-based students take a combination of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses to complete their degree. Students in the UCF Online program follow the online options for the General track.

In the Methods & Practice track students take (45 credit hours total):

  • Five core courses encompassing linguistics, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology
  • One anthropological method and theory course from the cultural, archaeological or biological subfields
  • One applied, field or lab method course
  • One high-impact learning experience course (e.g., internship, field school, study abroad, honors undergraduate thesis, or directed research)
  • Seven restricted electives

In the General track students take (45 credit hours total):

  • Five core courses encompassing linguistics, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology
  • Two core upper level courses
  • One geographic area study
  • Seven restricted electives

Important Things!

Anthropology majors must earn a “C” (2.0) or better in all Core Requirements and Restricted Electives. At least 30 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses must be taken from the UCF Anthropology Department to fulfill the Residency Requirement.

Students will need to earn a total of 120 credit hours for a BA degree with additional credit hours being upper-level courses (3000 and 4000-level). The Anthropology major requires 36 credit hours of upper level coursework, so students will need additional upper-level courses to fulfill the university credit hour requirements. This can be satisfied by taking additional Anthropology courses or by adding a minor or certificate.

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