Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 40-42 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.


5 courses required:
ANTH301Physical Anthropology4.0FA
ANTH303Cultural Anthropology3.0FS
ANTH304Language and Culture3.0FS
ANTH485Formal Methods for Anthro3.0SP
1 course selected from:
ANTH496History of Theory/Method Anth3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ANTH 303.
ANTH496HHist of Theory/Meth - Honors3.0FA WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ANTH 303, acceptance into the Honors Program.


2 courses selected from:
ANTH380Field Archaeology4.0F1
ANTH466Museum Exhibit Planning3.0SP
ANTH467Exhibit Res, Design, Install3.0FA
ANTH478Zooarchaeology: Vertebrate3.0SP
Prerequisites: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302.
ANTH479Zooarchaeology and Field Ecol3.0SM
Prerequisites: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302; permission of instructor required.
ANTH480Advanced Field Archaeology4.0F1
Prerequisites: ANTH 380.
ANTH481Human Identification3.0SP
Prerequisites: ANTH 301.
ANTH482Laboratory Methods Archaeology3.0S2
ANTH483Field Methods in Ethnography3.0FA
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.
ANTH484Archaeological Site Surveying3.0F2
ANTH495Proseminar in Applied Anthro3.0S1
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.


Select one course from any two of the following four subfields of Anthropology.

2 courses selected from:

Physical Anthropology

ANTH411Human Origins3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 111, ANTH 300, or ANTH 301.
ANTH412Human Variation3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 111, ANTH 300, or ANTH 301.
ANTH414Human Growth and Development3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 111, ANTH 300, or ANTH 301.
ANTH415Forensic Anthropology3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 111, ANTH 300, ANTH 301, or ANTH 311.


ANTH420Origins of Early Civilization3.0Inq
ANTH421Archaeology of North America3.0Inq
ANTH422Ancient Civilizations Mex/Peru3.0Inq
ANTH423Human Behavioral Ecology3.0Inq
ANTH424Calif Archaeology & Prehistory3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302, or permission of instructor.
ANTH425Historical Archaeology3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302, or permission of instructor.
ANTH487Heritage Resource Planning3.0Inq

Cultural Anthropology

ANTH200Cultures of Asia3.0FS *NW
ANTH261North American Indians3.0FS *Eth
ANTH334Body, Self and Emotion3.0Inq
ANTH339Cultural Images of Women3.0Inq NW
ANTH362California Indians3.0FA Eth
ANTH363Arctic Cultures3.0Inq
ANTH367Mesoamerican Indians3.0FA
ANTH368Indigenous People of Lat Amer3.0SP *NW
ANTH431Cosmos and Cosmology3.0FA
ANTH432Anthropology of Religion3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or RELS 480 or instructor's permission.
ANTH435Medical Anthropology3.0Inq
ANTH437Anthro/Development Issues3.0S2
ANTH441Anthropology of Power3.0Inq
ANTH443Visual Anthropology3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ANTH 303.
Prerequisites: ANTH 303.
Prerequisites: ANTH 304 or permission of instructor.
ANTH494Proseminar in Anthropology3.0Inq

Museum Studies

ANTH405Museum Administration3.0FA
ANTH444Material Culture Studies3.0Inq
ANTH461Museum Collections Management3.0FA
ANTH465Conserv of Arch/Ethno Res3.0Inq
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

ELECTIVES: 9 units

3 courses selected from:

Any upper-division Anthropology (ANTH) courses selected in consultation with your adviser.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.