Anthropology (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.S. Sustainability Science)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

Program Requirements

Students in this program must complete the requirements for:

Anthropology Major (B.A.)

Sustainability Science (M.S.)

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

Complete two courses from the following:6
Planetary Health
Environment and Community
Building Sustainable Communities
Complete two courses from the following:6
Introduction to Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing
Current Issues in Sustainability Science
Methods in Environmental Research
Total Credits12


Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.


First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3World Language 23
World Language 13ANTH 1014
ANTH 1003 
 16 16
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science3GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3
ANTH 1023GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
ANTH 1033GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives3
ANTH 2003200-Level ANTH Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1ANTH Methods/Theory Elective 23
ANTH 3013ANTH Methods/Theory Elective 33
ANTH Methods/Theory Elective 13Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3 
 16 15
Fourth Year
ANTH Methods/Theory Elective 43ANTH 4013
ANTH Methods/Theory Elective 53ANTH 490 (or Free Elective)3
ANTH 490 (or Free Elective)3ANTH 500-level Swing Course3
ANTH 500-level Swing Course3EAES 500-Level Swing Course3
EAES 500-level Swing Course3 
 15 12
Total Credits 120

Fifth Year
EAES 5753EAES 7901
EAES 7901Major Elective3
Major Elective3EAES 698 or 6966
Major Elective3 
 10 10
Total Credits 20