Majoring in Anthropology

For a more information on the Anthropology subject area, including a complete description of the major and its requirements, and a table and descriptions of units of study available in this area, go to the

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook – Anthropology.

For previous year enrolments: Handbook archive.

Unit of Study prerequisites are also reviewed from time to time. The prerequisites listed for units in your year of enrolment are valid for the duration of your candidature.

Your Pathway commences with the completion of two junior units of study:

Senior units of study in Anthropology are divided into three areas: Regional, Thematic, and Theory and Method, plus 3000-level units. The major requires 36 credit points of senior units. For students starting their degree in or after 2014, there are specific requirements for the senior units. You must complete at least 6 senior credit points from units of study in each area. A further 12 senior credit points can be taken in any area. You must also take 6 senior credit points from a 3000-level unit.

You should note that 36 credit points of senior units is a minimum requirement for the major. Depending on the other requirements of your degree program and other majors you may have chosen, you may be able to enrol in extra senior units in Anthropology.

Eligibility for the Honours program in Anthropology requires an average mark of 70% or above in 48 senior credit points of Anthropology.