Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree – The completion of a minor program of study.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree – Second year language proficiency at college level required.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Requirements
An additional 9 credits are required by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for a student whose primary degree is a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a major from the College of AHSS. These additional 9 credits are not required for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Environmental Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Bachelor of Music degree, for any student whose primary major or degree is not in the College of AHSS, or the student is earning two majors or two different degrees.
|AH&SS College Requirements|
Courses used to satisfy any general education requirement cannot be used to also count toward the AH&SS College Requirements. A minimum of three credits is required in each of the 3 following areas for a total of 9 credits. Choose only those courses with the prefixes listed for each area. A course with the WGS prefix can only be used in one area.
|Area One: Humanities||3|
ARB, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, HUM, PHIL, RELS, SPAN, or WGS
|Area Two: Social Sciences||3|
ANTH, CJ, COMM, EMGT, POLS, SOC, or WGS
|Area Three: Fine Arts||3|
ARCH, ART, ENVD, LA, MUSC, or THEA
|Anthropology Core Requirements|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology (May satisfy general education category B) 1||3|
|ANTH 111||Introduction to Anthropology (May satisfy general education category B and D) 1||3|
|ANTH 204||Archaeology and Prehistory 1||3|
|ANTH 205||Human Origins 1||3|
|ANTH 206||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World||3|
|ANTH 470||Theory in Archaeology 1, 2||3|
|or ANTH 480||Development of Anthropological Theory|
|ANTH 471||Archaeological Research Methods 1, 2||3|
|or ANTH 481||Ethnographic Research Methods|
|ANTH 489||Senior Capstone In Anthropology 1||1|
|Major Electives 300-400 Level:||15|
Other courses may qualify to substitute for the 300-400 level courses. Substitutions must be approved by the adviser and department chairperson prior to course enrollment. These include internships, field schools, archaeology lab credits, etc.
Students must earn a 'C' or better in each of the Core Requirements courses to successfully complete their major requirements.
Other courses may qualify to substitute for the Theory and Methods courses. Substitutions must be approved by the adviser and department chairperson prior to course enrollment and paperwork must be filed with the Office of Registration and Records.
Required Credits: 18
|ANTH 111||Introduction to Anthropology||3|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Electives: Select two of the following:||6|
|Archaeology and Prehistory|
|Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World|
|Two anthropology courses at the 300-400 level||6|
Minor Requirements and Notes
- A minimum of 8 credits must be taken at NDSU.