Computer Science and Anthropology

For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Computer Science and Anthropology

Please see the computer science advisor as well as the anthropology advisor.

Computer Science email:


Minimum required major coursework normally equates to 66 hours.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office by the beginning of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see the computer science advisor as well as the anthropology advisor.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Required Computer Science Coursework
CS 100Freshman Orientation (recommended) 10-1
CS 125Intro to Computer Science4
CS 126Software Design Studio3
CS 173Discrete Structures3
CS 225Data Structures4
CS 233Computer Architecture4
CS 241System Programming4
Choose one of the following:3
Statistical Analysis
Probability & Statistics for Computer Science
CS 374Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation4
CS 421Programming Languages & Compilers3
Mathematics (may also fulfill the General Education Quantitative Reasoning I and II requirements)
MATH 221Calculus I4-5
or MATH 220 Calculus
MATH 225Introductory Matrix Theory2
MATH 231Calculus II3
Required Anthropology Coursework - Minimum of 24 hours
Required Foundation Courses. Select at least 4 courses from the following. Students may make one course substitution for one of the required foundation courses, choosing from the option listed.12-18
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
World Archaeology
Sociocultural Anthropology
Anthro in a Changing World
Biological Anthropology
Human Origins and Culture
Language in Culture
Talking Culture
Anth of Science and Technology
Topics in Lang & Culture
Electives (Substitutions with permission of advisor)6-9
Human Biological Variation
Images of the Other
Body, Personhood, and Culture
'America' in the World
The Culture of Nature
Special Topics (check with advisor for appropriate topics)
Research Methods in Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Economic Anthropology
Landscape Archaeology
Topics in Anthropology (check with advisor for appropriate topics)
Optional Senior Capstone Project (See advisor for details)