College of Liberal Arts

Department of Anthropology


Welcome to the undergraduate program in anthropology at Washington State University. This page provides resources for undegraduate anthropology students and for undergraduate students interested in anthropology as a major or just interested in anthropology classes.

The curriculum includes courses in the four major subfields of anthropology:

Courses will familiarize students with current issues in human evolution, linguistics, the prehistoric development of culture, and culture theory. Undergraduate majors are required to gain a background in all four of these major subfields.

Degrees Offered

The Department of Anthropology offers courses of study leading to the degrees of:

Information about our graduate program can be found under the Graduate Studies link.

Certifying as an Anthropology Major

A students may certify a major in anthropology after the completion of 24 semester hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Certified majors should apply for a degree after completing 70 semester hours. Students can check the progress of their degrees by viewing degree audit reports found at myWSU.

Declaring a Minor or 2nd Major

A student may petition a minor or second major after the completion of 60 semester hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Course Information

If you require an official course description you will find it in the WSU Catalog.

The WSU Schedule of Classes will let you know when our courses will be taught during the current semester.


All coursework requires a grade of C- or better.

Changes for Fall B.A. Requirement for Fall 2007

Students that certify a major in anthropology beginning fall 2007 will be required to complete new major degree requirements. Those students currently certified (prior to Fall 2007) will be required to complete degree requirements current as to the date certified. The main difference is ANTH 390 will be required and instead of three ANTH electives only two are required. See above major requirements and if you have

2008 Summer Course Links

Some of our instructors will post classroom information, these are listed below.

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