Feb 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin 
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology Concentration BS

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Anthropology is the study of peoples and groups worldwide including their behavior, adaptation techniques, and social practices in both the present and the past. Anthropology has many subfields including, cultural anthropology, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. Within the Behavioral Sciences degree at Andrews University we offer an Anthropology Concentration and an Anthropological Archaeology Concentration.

Total Credits - 124

Major - 39

Suggested Andrews Core Experience Courses

Additional Information

Recommended Foreign Language

For students planning graduate-level training in Anthropology, a foreign language is highly recommended.

MSCID Advanced Standing

Students pursuing this major who are interested in a career in International Development may qualify for advanced standing (one year) in the Master of Science in Community and International Development (MSCID) Program if they take at least five of the following courses: 

 ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  . For more information regarding the MSCID, see Behavioral Sciences Graduate Program section.

Computer Policy

In the Behavioral Sciences, the computer is an indispensable tool for collecting and working with data, accessing scientific reports, and for writing and critical thinking. As a result, the Department of Behavioral Sciences requires students to have a laptop computer in order to meet the requirements of the curriculum. Students are responsible for maintaining their computer with the required software appropriate for the courses they are enrolled in as they progress through the curriculum. Use of the computer varies by course.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program a student will be able to:

  • Think critically about human thought and behavior in individuals, sociocultural and ecological systems
  • Select credible sources of evidence from the behavioral sciences, and specifically in the areas of anthropology, sociology and psychology science
  • Conduct effective research projects from design through data interpretation
  • Apply ethical standards to scholarship and practice in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Apply principles and skills from Behavioral Sciences to serve their communities
  • Write effectively about theories, data, and practice in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Speak effectively about theories, data, and practice in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Prepare a professional plan for life after graduation
  • Apply principles from the Behavioral Sciences to understand and influence the development of faith across the life span
  • Know the key themes in relevant disciplines in the Behavioral Sciences

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