Anthropology major at Pitt-Greensburg

42-43 credits
Bachelor of Arts

Anthropology is concerned with the development and functioning of both historical and contemporary human cultures. While Anthropology majors will learn about human behavior from cultural, physical, and archaeological perspectives, they may choose to emphasize either Archaeology or cultural Anthropology in their program of studies.

Anthropology at Pitt-Greensburg fosters a deeper appreciation of different cultures and delves into the human past. In doing so, it encourages sharp critical thinking, and competent written and oral communications skills. Students who show promise in each of these areas have a chance to work closely on faculty research projects in archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology.

All students, especially those interested in graduate study, are urged to complete courses in a foreign language through the intermediate level.

Core Courses 4 courses - 12-13 credits
Course Title Credits
ANTH 0582 Introduction to Archaeology 3
ANTH 0680 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH 0780 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3

ANTH 1110


ANTH 1534

Theory of Anthropology (Sociocultural)


Archaeological Data Recovery and Analysis (Archaeological)



Electives 5 courses - 15 credits

Cultural Anthropology Track - Three courses in Sociocultural Anthropology and two courses in Archaeology.
Archaeology Track - Three courses in Archaeology and two courses in Sociocultural Anthropology.

Related Area 4 courses - 12 credits

Each student takes four courses from another department such as Biological Sciences, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, History, or Spanish Literature and Culture.

Additional Requirements 1 course - 3 credits

After earning 90 credits, all Anthropology students must take ANTH 1955 (Sociocultural Track) or ANTH 1956 (Archaeology Track) to fulfill the capstone class requirement.