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Anthropology Major

BA or BS in Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Degree Plan

A degree  in anthropology gives students an opportunity to learn how and why humans evolved, and how our evolutionary biological, social and cultural trajectories help us understand what it means to be human in past, present and future environments. The Department of Anthropology provides academic training and field experience in human biological diversity, cultural diversity, medical anthropology, and archaeology at the undergraduate and master's level for full-time and part-time students. The mission of the department is to provide research on multicultural concerns and to educate students to function successfully in a multicultural community as well as to have a better understanding of how the United States and Houston can integrate into a global system. Students have the option of selecting either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. The only difference between the two courses is that the Bachelor of Arts requires less math and science courses but requires foreign language courses, and the Bachelor of Science requires addition math and science courses with no foreign language course requirements.



An undergraduate degree in anthropology is beneficial and useful for careers in areas such as postgraduate academic research and teaching, consulting for large and small private and public organizations, directing programs in the private or public sector, providing healthcare as nurses, doctors or public or global health professionals, analyzing and proposing policies, acting as legal advocates in international cases, planning communities, directing nonprofit organizations, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
233 Mc El Hinney
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-3780

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