Managing Your Degree | Department of Anthropology

Managing Your Degree

How to Declare a Major

The first step in declaring your major in anthropology is to talk our undergraduate faculty advisor, Professor Melissa Nelson. Professor Nelson will discuss with you class choices, anthropology sub-fields and tracks, and career options. In addition to answering your questions and directing you to campus resources, she can also recommend other faculty mentors who share your research interests.

Following your initial meeting with your faculty advisor, you should file your degree plan with the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Office of Student Advising.

You should arrange to meet with Professor Nelson at least once each academic year to discuss your academic progress.

Foreign Language Requirement

Two semesters of a foreign language are required for the anthropology major (1010, 1020). You can test out of one or both of these semesters. The tests are offered once a month by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. For more information, see the "Placement Testing" section at

How to File a Degree Plan

The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Office of Student Advising provides ongoing support for undergraduate students as they move from freshman to senior status. Advisors assist students through support activities such as degree planning, academic advisement and referral to campus resources designed to promote student success.

Office: GAB 220 Phone: (940) 565-2051

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