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3. UAlbany Degree Requirements

Departmental Advice to Transfer Students

Anthropology Major
Welcome to the Anthropology major at the University at Albany.

Anthropology is composed of four distinct sub-disciplines that include archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and linguistics.

Anthropology majors are required to take basic coursework in all of these four areas before graduation.

The MAP (Major Academic Pathway) shows how the Anthropology major might be completed in four years. 

As a transfer student it is important for you to use your Degree Audit Report (DARS) to determine what you’ve already completed and what is left for you to finish at Albany.  As you do this, please consider the following information that we have found to be important to transfer students:

The core level courses are:

Ant 104 - Introduction to Archeaeology

Ant 108 - Cultural Anthropology

Ant 110- Introduction to Human Evolution

Ant 220/Lin220 - Introduction to Linguistics

We suggest that you take at least two of these introductory courses in your first semester at the University at Albany if you have not already completed them at your previous institution.

If you have already taken all four introductory courses, you can begin to focus on upper level course work in the two or three areas that interest you the most.

It is not unusual for transfer students to take two or three upper level courses in Anthropology but you may wish to also leave room for any general education and minor courses in your first semester schedule.

All Anthropology majors are required to complete a minor.  For a list of minors and the courses required to complete them, click here.

Although the basic level courses are offered each semester (spring and fall) the upper level courses in the major change from semester to semester.

If you have questions based on the information that see here please contact Ms. Linda Lamouret-Goodwin at

1.      You are advised to complete and submit your Educational Plan as soon as possible, to maximize access to available seats

2.      Your Educational Plan will be reviewed by a member of the Anthropology faculty who may contact you by email with comments or questions.  When your proposal is approved, you will receive an email from him/her and this message will include your AVNumber . You can expect to receive this by email within two weeks after receipt of your proposal. 




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