Undergraduate Anthropology


The Department of Anthropology offers a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. This program is organized around applied urban anthropology and prepares students for careers in research and policy or for graduate work in anthropology and related fields.

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

  1. Students will acquire a broad foundation in critical anthropological thinking, as well as knowledge of the history of the discipline.
  2. Students will acquire knowledge of and experience in anthropological research methods.
  3. Students will be able to communicate, in oral and written forms, on subjects of anthropological significance.
  4. Students will be able to competently explain how anthropological theory and methods can be used in applied contexts .

Degree Requirements

Training in research methods and fieldwork experience is an essential part of UNO's undergraduate and graduate programs.

These opportunities include:

  • historic archaeology projects in New Orleans
  • urban planning and policy research
  • historic preservation and cultural conservation programs
  • Louisiana folklore studies
  • forensic anthropology workshops and internship programs
Degree Requirements


Students who wish to secure a significant background in anthropology while majoring in another area may do so by earning 18 credit hours in anthropology courses.

Minor requirements