Student Advising

Undergraduate Anthropology Advising

Department of Anthropology Programs of Study:

B.A. in Anthropology (combines all fields) - 40 credits
    Introductory courses – 16 credits
    Upper-level courses – 9 credits
    Electives – 15 credits

B.A. in Cultural Anthropology (includes linguistic anthropology) – 38 credits
    Introductory courses – 8 credits
    Geographic area courses – 6 credits
    Global perspectives on justice, inequality and difference – 3 credits
    Electives – 21 credits

B.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology (includes archaeology) – 50 credits
    Introductory courses – 11 credits
    Statistics – 3 credits
    Sub-discipline courses – 18 credits
    Biology or geology and electives – 18 credits

Minor in Anthropology (combines all fields) – 20 credits
    Introductory courses – 8 credits
    Electives – 12 credits

Minor in Cultural Anthropology (includes linguistic anthropology) – 20 credits

Introductory courses – 8 credits

Geographic area course – 3 credits

Electives – 9 courses

Minor in Evolutionary Anthropology (includes archaeology) – 20 credits
    Introductory courses – 11 credits
    Electives – 9 credits

Certificate in Evolutionary Medicine – 12 credits

Genetics course - 3credits

Evolutionary approaches to diet or evolutionary physiology – 3 credits

Genetic variation and evolution in humans or infectious microbes - 3 credits

Advanced evolution or evolutionary medicine elective – 3 credits


Declaring a Major or Minor in Anthropology

You can declare your major online:

Note: Department signatures are not required

Important: All students should declare their majors in Anthropology by the Spring semester of their junior year, at the latest. The department assumes no responsibility for students unable to complete their major requirements if they do not declare their majors by this time.


Special Permission Numbers, Honors Independent Studies, and Internships

Please note that special permission numbers are obtained through the professor or instructor of the class. Prior to registering for Independent Study and Anthropology Departmental Honors Classes, please find an Anthropology faculty member to serve as your advisor, complete the appropriate form, and see the Undergraduate Assistant or Undergraduate Director. 

To register for academic credit for an Internship, contact the Coordinator for Research, Internships, and Study Abroad (CRISA).  For further information about the process, click here.


  pdf Honors Form (8 KB)
  pdf Independent Study Form
(14 KB)
  pdf Internship Form (95 KB)


Contact Information for Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Program Director
Professor Robert S. Scott
Phone: 848-932-9395
Fax: 732-932-1564
BIO 210, Douglass Campus
Email for appointment
Office Hours from January 21 to April 28, 2020: Tuesdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or By Appointment

Undergraduate Program Assistant
Maydelle Romero
Fax: 732-932-1564
Ruth Adams Building 318, DC

Coordinator for Research, Internships, and Study Abroad (CRISA)
Professor Pilar Rau
Ruth Adams Building 308, DC

View syllabi and course descriptions of all anthropology courses in the undergraduate catalog.

Click here for a description of some of the career possibilities for Anthropology majors.