The Undergraduate Anthropology Program
Anthropology is the study of humans in the broadest sense: biological, sociocultural, and historical. Most undergraduates in anthropology at UCSB select this major because of the opportunity it affords them to acquire a sound liberal education, even if they do not intend to become anthropologists. However, the professionally oriented student will also find the curriculum fully suitable.
The aim of the anthropology major is threefold: (1) to prepare for graduate school those students who wish to work professionally in anthropology; (2) to prepare students for careers in secondary education or in social work; and (3) to provide a background in behavioral studies for students who desire a broad education in either the biological or the social sciences.
Students interested in cultural anthropology focus on ethnology and archaeology. Students interested in the study of human evolution and biological adaptation to the environment take physical anthropology. The course of study includes the sciences of biology and zoology. Students may declare the major after completing two anthropology courses. An anthropology minor is also available. An overall 2.0 grade-point average is required. All major courses must be completed on a letter-graded basis.
After completing specific prerequisites, students with a B.A. in anthropology are eligible to pursue a California Teaching Credential. The department recommends that students discuss this with the Graduate School of Education.
Questions regarding the major/minor in Anthropology at UCSB may be directed to Wanapa Veeraprasit, the Undergraduate Advisor. The undergraduate advising office is located in HSSB 2001. Office hours during the regular academic year are Monday--Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. You may also contact the undergraduate advisor by telephone (805) 893-2257 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last updated: April 8, 2001 by NB