Majoring in Anthropology

I started my degree before 2014

For students already enrolled in a degree, the Anthropology major requires 36 credit points of Senior Anthropology units. You may choose any of the ANTH senior units. We recommend you include ANTH2631 (Research) Method in Anthropology and ANTH2666 History of Anthropological Thought, but these are not compulsory.

I started my degree in or after 2014

A major in Anthropology requires at least 36 senior credit points from the unit of study table, including at least 6 credit points from units of study in each of the three subject areas (Regional, Thematic, and Theory and Method) and at least 6 credit points from 3000-level units of study: ANTH3601 Contemporary Theory and Anthropology and ANTH3602 Reading Ethnography.

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.