Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits required to complete the major: 36 credits in ANT or GEO courses

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major:  A grade of C- or higher is required for ANT 101, 102, 317, 400.  A grade of C or higher is required for ANT 493.

Other GPA requirements to graduate:  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the major.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: ANT 493. Alternatively,  with approval, students may fulfill the capstone requirement with ANT 460, ANT 497 or the Honors thesis (HON 499).  Double majors:  If ANT is your secondary major, the capstone from your primary major may fulfill your ANT capstone requirement as long as there is an anthropological component to it (chair approval required).  However, the earned credits of your primary capstone experience/course will not count toward the minimum number of credits required for the ANT major.

Courses satisfying the writing intensive requirement within the major: ANT 400, ANT 448, ANT 464, ANT 466, ANT 476 and ANT 493

Residency Requirement:  ANT 317 , ANT 400 , and ANT 493  and 9 other credits, must be taken at UMaine

Contact Information: Samuel Hanes, Chair, Associate Professor of Anthropology, 5773 S. Stevens Hall, (207) 581-1885, Fax: (207) 581-1823, samuel.hanes@maine.edu

The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  page of the catalog.

For more information about our undergraduate and graduate programs, program learning outcomes, internships, special resources and programs, and research and career opportunities, see our web site at https://umaine.edu/anthropology/.


Information about the Anthropology major

  • A minimum of 36 ANT or GEO credits is required.   In some cases, double majors may be able to apply up to six credits of related coursework (subject to approval) from the second major toward the 36 credits required for the Anthropology major.
  • First year students are advised to take ANT 101 (fall semester) and ANT 102 (spring semester), as these are both required for the major and are prerequisites for many upper division courses.
  • ANT 317 and ANT 400 are both major requirements and should be taken as early as possible. ANT 400 is the writing intensive course within the major and is limited to 15 majors of junior or senior standing.
  • Advanced study in anthropology normally requires use of quantitative methods and foreign language competency, and some theoretical sophistication. Consequently, students planning to do graduate work in anthropology should take a course in Statistics, and achieve foreign language competency at the intermediate level.  A knowledge of statistics and one or more foreign languages is required in most Ph.D. programs in Anthropology.
  • The anthropology major emphasizes a broadly-based undergraduate curriculum.  In consultation with his or her advisor, the student should select courses to sample effectively the sub-disciplines of anthropology, and to develop training within specific areas of interest (e.g., archaeology, biological anthropology, environmental anthropology, geography)
  • Although not required, the Anthropology Department strongly encourages a study abroad experience through International Programs or Travel Study. Students should work with the advisor and department chair in advance to ensure proper course selection toward the degree program.

First Year - First Semester

First Year - Second Semester

Second Year -First Semester

  • Elective course in ANT/GEO Credits: 3
  • Gen Ed and/or minor/double major coursework Credits: 12

Second Year -Second Semester

Third Year - First Semester

Third Year - Second Semester

  • Study abroad or UMaine major/minor/second major coursework Credits: 15

Fourth Year - First Semester

  • Elective course in ANT/GEO Credits: 3
  • Minor/double major coursework Credits: 12

Fourth Year - Second Semester

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