• Overview

    This liberal arts degree combines multifaceted, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of anthropology with in-depth explorations of key contemporary issues. Students gain fresh insight from courses that reflect the diverse and eclectic interests of an international faculty. Learn more about the Anthropology program.


    Undergraduate students from any school of the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select a minor from Lang’s offerings. Similarly, Lang students who are not pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts can select a minor from those offered in other schools, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. (Lang students pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts: See Self-Designed Major below.)


    To see which courses fulfill these requirements, visit the Lang course finder.

    Number of Courses Required Courses Credits
    2 Tier I / Introductory (2000-level) courses, one each from two of the three departmental designations* 6
    3 Tier III / LANT (3000- or 4000-level) electives, ideally taken after completion of Tier I courses. Of these, at least two must be in different designations.* 12
    Total courses: 5 Total credits: 18

    *The three designations are Reading Anthropology, Writing Anthropology, and Doing Anthropology.

    Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area-of-study requirements.

    Self-Designed Major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts)

    Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect anthropology as an academic minor; however, they can pursue deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more about the self-designed option at Lang.