Academic Catalog

Anthropology (B.A.) 2023-2024 Catalog Year
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Justice Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology provides students with the knowledge of what it means to be human in an anatomical, social, historical, and cultural sense. Students learn to think critically, to organize and process data, to understand cultural complexity and be able to react to it in a sensitive manner, to examine our anatomy, and to problem solve. A degree in anthropology prepares students for employment in a wide variety of different sectors that include academics, NGOs, businesses, health fields, and human services. The skills and abilities attained through this degree are necessary for life and work in an increasingly global and dynamic world.

Program Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999 level).
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. See:
  • Satisfy the Civic Literacy requirement.
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: 30 of the last 60 credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
Program Requirements
    1. FGCU General Education Program (
      To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

    2. Common Prerequisites
      A minimum grade of C is required in each course

      FGCU Course: Choose 6 introductory credits with a prefix of ANT
      Acceptable Substitute: ANTX000 - ANTX999

    3. Required Courses in the Major (15 credits)
      A minimum grade of C is required in each course

      ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology (3)
      ANT 2511C Intro to Physical Anthropology (3)
      ANT 3141 Dev. of World Civ. (3)
      ANT 3610 Language and Culture (3)
      ANT 4931 Senior Seminar in Anthropology (3)

    4. Restricted Electives in the Major (21 credits)
      A minimum grade of C is required in each course

      Select one of the following courses:
      ANT 3042C Museum Exhibit Design (3)*
      ANT 3231 Introduction to Folklore (3)*
      ANT 3495 Methods in Anthro Research (3)*
      ANT 3550 Primatology (3)* and ANT 3556 Methods in Field Primatology (1)
      ANT 3824 Archaeological Field Methods (6)*

      Select 18 credits from the following courses:
      ANT 3016 Archaeological Frauds & Fakes (3)
      ANT 3041 Public Education in Museums (3)
      ANT 3042C Museum Exhibit Design (3)*
      ANT 3142 Old World Archaeology (3)
      ANT 3144 The Americas Before Columbus (3)
      ANT 3158 Florida Archaeology (3)
      ANT 3214 Topics in Regional Ethnology (3)
      ANT 3231 Introduction to Folklore (3)*
      ANT 3390 Visual Anthropology (3)
      ANT 3495 Methods in Anthro Research (3)*
      ANT 3520C Forensic Anthropology (3)
      ANT 3550 Primatology (3)*
      ANT 3556 Methods in Field Primatology (1)*
      ANT 3586C Human Evolution (3)
      ANT 3824 Archaeological Field Methods (6)*
      ANT 3824L Archaeological Field Lab (3)
      ANT 3905 Ind. Study in Anthropology (3)
      ANT 3942 Museum Internship (3)
      ANT 4034 History of Anthro Thought (3)
      ANT 4184 Archaeology of Death (3)
      ANT 4241 Magic and Religion (3)
      ANT 4433 Psychological Anthropology (3)
      ANT 4462 Medical Anthropology (3)
      ANT 4525C Human Osteology (3)
      ANT 4907 Dir. Study: Cultural Immersion (3)
      ANT 4930 Special Topics in Anthropology (3-6)
      ANT 4940 Anthropology Internship (1-6)
      ISS 4955 Study Abroad (3)
      STA 2122 Social Science Statistics (3)
      Or other upper division (3000-4999 level) courses in FRE, FRT, SPN, or SPT**

      *Courses used to satisfy one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category. 

      **A maximum of 6 credits combined from these courses can be used to fulfill the elective category.

    5. University Requirements (3 credits)
      IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

    6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
Total Credits Required: 120

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