Anthropology Major (B.A.)

The general anthropology major, for which a B.A. degree is awarded, prepares students for advanced work that can lead to college teaching, museum work, and/or research, as well as careers in non-academic settings. For students interested in a strong liberal arts background, the general major is an excellent program which can be adapted to varied professional and career goals. Internship opportunities provide students with hands-on work experience. Students can major in Anthropology with Elementary Education Certification and then be qualified to teach grades K-6 in New Jersey Public Schools.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
ANTH 100Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 101Physical Anthropology4
ANTH 102Linguistic Anthropology3
ANTH 103Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 201Applied Anthropology3
ANTH 301Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice3
ANTH 401Seminar in Anthropological Theory3
Major Electives
Cross Cultural Electives
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Disability Studies, Rights, and Culture
Anthropology of Multicultural America
Cultures of the Middle East
Native North Americans
Anthropology of Globalization
Cultures of South Asia
Anthropology of Conflict and Violence
Non-Western Contributions to the Western World
Cultures of Latin America
The Anthropology of Race
Health and Healing in Cross Cultural Perspective
Urban Anthropology
Historical Archaeology
Theory and Methods Electives
Select 15 credits from the following:15
Human Variation
Immigration: An Anthropological Perspective
Caribbean Archaeology
The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
The Anthropology of Work
Anthropology of Aging and the Aged
Environmental Anthropology
Experimental Archaeology
Anthropology: Gender and Sexuality
Archaeology in Montclair
Selected Issues in Anthropology
Communities in Transition
Environment and Community
Community and Health
Anthropology of Religion
Building Sustainable Communities
Field Methods: Linguistics
Medical Anthropology
Field Methods: Visual Anthropology
Total Credits40

Suggested Free Electives

These courses are over and beyond the minimum 40 credits required by the major.

ANTH 470Archaeological Field Methods1-6
ANTH 480Independent Research in Anthropology3-6
ANTH 490Internship in Anthropology3-6