Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    Humanities  
ENGL 1157 3  FORL 1001  3
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  FORL 1002  3
Mathematics    ENGL Literature  3
MATH 1031, 1115, 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1032, 1116, 1126 or higher 3 Social Sciences9
Science   Arts  
BIOS2 3 Arts Elective3 3
BIOS or Physical Science3 6    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
FORL 2001/1001 3  Upper-level Non-major Electives4  6
FORL 1002 (3)5  Social Sciences Elective 2000+ level (Not Anthropology)6  6
Literature 3  General Electives 21 or 24
HIST 1001, 1002 6    
    Total 48
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
ANTH 2052  3  ANTH 4801  3
ANTH 3201 or 3301  3  ANTH 49957  3
ANTH 4000+ (not 4990)  9  ANTH Area Studies  3
ANTH 4768, 4721, 4772. or 4775  3  ANTH Electives8  6
    Total 33
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
                                                                                                    120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS.
  3. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. Students can fulfill this requirement with courses from the subject areas listed as Liberal Arts Approved Electives, or by taking courses at the 3000+ level in social sciences or arts, thereby fulfilling two requirements at once. The application of a course to two requirements, however, does not reduce the total number of hours required for graduation.
  5. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or twelve credit hours in two languages. If the 12 hour option is chosen, the 21 hours of approved electives must include three hours of 2000+ humanities.
  6. Select from ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC or SOC. 3 hours must be 2000 level course. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  7. Course fulfills university oral competency requirement
  8. No more than three ANTH credit hours at the 1000 level may count toward the Major.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 1157  3  ENGL 1158 or 1159  3
MATH  3  MATH  3
BIOS  3  Physical Science  3
HIST 1001  3  HIST 1002  3
ANTH 1xxx1  3  ANTH 2052  3
UNIV 1001  1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Literature  3  Literature  3
BIOS or Other Physical Science  3  Foreign Language 1002  3
Humanities 2000+  3  Social Science 2000+, non ANTH  3
Foreign Language 1001  3  General Elective  3
ANTH 3301  3  ANTH area studies2  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 15
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Foreign Language 2001  3  Non Major 3000+ elective  3
Non Major 3000+ elective  3  General Elective  3
General Elective  3  General Elective  3
ANTH 4000+  3  ANTH 4000+  3
ANTH 4768, 4772 or 4775  3  ANTH Elective  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 15
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Social Science 2000+, non ANTH  3  ANTH 49954  3
General Elective  3  General Elective  3
General Elective  3  General Elective  3
ANTH 48013  3  General Elective  3
ANTH 4000+  3  General Elective  2
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 14
Total Degree Hours 120
  1. Only 1 1000 level Anthropology course may count toward the Major.
  2. Area studies courses focus on a cultural area and are generally at the 3000 level in Anthropology. One is offered every semester.
  3. This course is offered every 3 semesters and should be taken in either the 3rd or 4th year.
  4. ANTH 4995 is offered every spring and should be taken as close to graduation as possible.

Minor in Anthropology

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, including Anthropology 2052 and at least twelve hours at or above the 3000 level (exclusive of Anthropology 3896 and 4991). Successful completion of these requirements with an average of at least 2.0 in the Minor will result in a Minor in Anthropology.

Honors in Anthropology

The UNO Honors Program requires a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or a minimum SAT score of 1350 for admittance. The grade point minimum for transfer and continuing students is 3.50. An honors program is available for qualified students who may be admitted by departmental action in the junior year. To secure admission a student must have an overall average of 3.5 and a 3.5 average in Anthropology. The program requires successful completion of at least three hours of Arts and Sciences courses, completion of a 4000-level Anthropology course on the honors level, the completion of an honors thesis, which involves earning six hours in Anthropology 3896, and the maintenance of a grade point average of 3.6 in Anthropology and a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 overall. The honors thesis is to be defended orally before a committee composed of the thesis director, another member of the Anthropology faculty appointed by the department chair, and a representative of the honors program. Students planning to continue in graduate school are strongly advised to take the honors degree in Anthropology.