The honors major in anthropology offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in more extensive interaction with faculty and to complete challenging individual research projects that will further their personal and professional goals.
Application to the major: To be accepted to the program, students must have both a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50 and must have completed ANTH 2120, ANTH 3120, and ANTH 3140. Interested students should apply in spring quarter of the junior year or fall quarter of the senior year.
Completion of the major: During senior year, anthropology honors students will take the anthropology honors sequence (ANTH 4770 for 3 credits in the fall quarter, ANTH 4780 for 3 credits in the winter quarter, and ANTH 4790 for 4 credits in the spring quarter). Students in the anthropology honors major complete 10 credits of course work above the norm for anthropology majors (for a total of 65 credits in anthropology), and also complete a substantial thesis under the direction of a faculty member. The thesis will be subject to approval by department faculty and will be presented in an oral defense. In order to complete the requirements for anthropology honors, students must also maintain a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50. In addition, the grade received for ANTH 4790 anthropology Honors Thesis Supervision must be an A or A-. In addition to the Anthropology, BA requirements, the honors major also includes the following: