May 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology BA Degree Requirements (120 hours)

Degree Plan (ANTHROBA)

General Education Curriculum

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

GEC 02. Natural Science (8-10 hours minimum)

Select 2 courses with labs:

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)

GEC 06. Mathematics (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

GEC 08. Speaking Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)


*This course satifies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major.

**This particular GEC course is required for this major.

***This course does not satisfy prerequisites for any other math course.

GEC 07 - GEC 09 courses are specific to the major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (6-30 hours)

 Bachelor of Arts Requirements

Select 1 course not selected in GEC 03:

  • Any HIS prefic course
  • Any PHI prefic course
  • Any REL prefic course
  • Any ENG prefic course (at the 200 level or higher)
Foreign Language Requirement:

12 hours in a single foreign language, fewer hours may suffice, but course level 202 must be completed.

DEG 03. Required Minor (18 minimum hours)

Students must fulfill requirements to receive a minor in another discipline

DEG 04. Electives

Choose electives as needed with advisor's approval. (See Hours to Degree below.)

Hours to Degree

120 hours are needed to graduate with a BA in Anthropology. At least 50 percent of the hours applied to a degree at The University of Southern Mississippi must be earned from a senior college, and 30 of these hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above. The student must earn at least 21 of the last 30 hours of course work and at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss. See Residence Hour Requirements  for more information.