Mathematics and Cultural Anthropology, BS

In the BS combined mathematics and cultural anthropology degree program, anthropology and mathematics courses lay the groundwork for strong basic training that is designed to train the student to use mathematical models and methodologies for the study of problems in cultural anthropology.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Mathematics Requirements

Problem Solving
MATH 1365Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning4
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
Intermediate and Advanced Mathematics
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
MATH 2331Linear Algebra4
MATH 3081Probability and Statistics4
Math Electives
Complete two courses in the following range that are not required in the requirements above:8
MATH 3001 to MATH 5999

Anthropology Requirements 

Anthropology Required Courses
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
ANTH 3410Ethnographic Field Experience4
ANTH 3421Foundations of Anthropological Theory4
ANTH 2305Global Markets and Local Culture4
Anthropology Area Courses
Complete two of the following. Additional area courses may count as anthropology electives:8
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
Latin American Society and Development
Native North Americans
Anthropology of Africa
Culture and Politics in Modern India
Anthropology Electives
Complete three 4-semester-hour courses in addition to the requirements stated above. One study-abroad course may count toward this requirement with prior permission from the department. 12
ANTH 2000 to ANTH 4990
Capstone Requirement
ANTH 4600Senior Seminar4

Integrative Requirement 

Complete one of the following:4
Applied Mathematics Capstone
Introduction to Mathematical Methods and Modeling
Complete the following:4
Consumer Cultures
Total Hours8

Mathematics and Anthropology Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 80 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 13414MATH 13424VacationVacation
MATH 13654Foreign language course4  
ANTH 11014ANTH 23054  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23214ANTH elective4VacationVacation
ANTH 34104MATH 23314  
MATH 23414Foreign language course4  
ANTH elective4MATH 30814  
 16 16 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opMATH elective4Elective4Vacation
 ANTH elective4  
 ANTH advanced area course4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opANTH 34214MATH elective4Vacation
 MATH elective4Elective4 
 ANTH advanced area course 4  
 ANTH advanced area course 4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
Co-opANTH 46004  
 ANTH advanced area course4  
 Integrative course4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 128