How to Declare an Anthropology Major or Minor

Students wishing to declare an Anthropology major must submit a major plan in DartWorks for department review. The department administrator and a faculty advisor will ensure that the submitted plan meets the general requirements of the Anthropology major and approve or deny the plan as appropriate. For planning purposes, students may wish to use a PDF iconmajor worksheet and to facilitate the approval process may wish to consult with a faculty member. The steps are similar for the Anthropology minor. Please submit a minor plan in DartWorks for department review. Using the minor worksheet for planning purposes will help you select courses that meet the general requirements of the minor.

For those students wishing to modify the Anthropology major, please consult with a faculty member in the department to prepare and submit a written rationale explaining how the four courses outside of anthropology constitute a coherent modification of the major and relate to the anthropology major courses. The four courses used to modify anthropology can come from one department or program or from up to four different departments or programs. Once the rationale is approved, please submit a modifed major plan and the rationale in DartWorks. The department administrator and a faculty member will review the plan and rationale to ensure they meet the general requirements of the modified Anthropology major. Students may find the modified major worksheet useful when selecting courses for their plan.

For the Global Health Minor in Anthropology (ANGH-MINOR), students should consult with either Professor Sienna Craig or Professor Elizabeth Carpenter-Song about which courses fulfill each of the minor's core approaches. Students may find using the Global Health Minor worksheet especially helpful while selecting courses for their plan.

Major and minor plans are approved most quickly when planned in consultation with an anthropology faculty member.