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2021-2022

Anthropology, Bachelor of Science

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: General Studies (John Tyler Community College)
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Program description

The Bachelor of Science in Anthropology champions a holistic comparative approach to the study of the emergence, evolution, and diverse development and expression of humanity. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to investigate and understand the nature of human beings as they interact with and transform their social and natural conditions of existence. Students develop a deep appreciation for the diversity and unity of humanity and acquire the knowledge, experience, and skills to interact effectively with diverse populations and support mutually beneficial relations.


The degree introduces students to the methods of investigation and analysis used by scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and to anthropology’s sub-disciplines of archaeological, biological, linguistic, and socio-cultural anthropology. In doing so, the B.S. in Anthropology provides a well-rounded understanding of the interacting complexity of forces that we shape and which shape who we are. The Anthropology degree provides a strong foundation in the theories and practices of anthropology and flexibility for students to pursue their own course of study. As is true with World Studies’ degrees in Foreign Languages, International Studies, and Religious Studies, Anthropology offers students opportunities to engage in real world learning through internships, lab-based and field research, and study abroad programs.

Career opportunities

Students of anthropology acquire many skills relevant in today’s increasingly globalized economy in which the ability to communicate across cultures, think creatively, and see the world from diverse perspectives are vital to career success and life satisfaction. Anthropology majors are well prepared to work in public and private educational and cultural institutions, such as museums and preservation sites, as well as multinational corporations. All rely on persons with knowledge of human development and expression over time and place, have an appreciation for diverse forms of human experience and expression, and can understand and interact with diverse employees and customers.


Furthermore, students focusing on biological anthropology often follow professional paths in collection management, forensic science, or zoology. Anthropology majors graduate with excellent verbal and written communication skills transferable to a wide range or professions, making Anthropology majors especially valuable to growing businesses that seek to expand their operations into new areas requiring creativity, translating across cultures, and appreciation for human differences. Earning a B.S. in Anthropology is also considered an excellent foundation for advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry and other health-related fields.


We encourage students to double-major in Anthropology and one of the other majors degrees in the School of World Studies: Foreign Languages, International Studies or Religious Studies, as doing so strengthens their cumulative knowledge, experience, academic record and resume for success in whatever path they choose after graduation.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • City and Regional Planning Aids
  • Claims Examiner
  • Collection Management Assistant
  • Community Health Worker
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Geographer
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Legal Assistant
  • Mapping Technician
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Librarian
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 131
  • STAT 210
Science required
  • 1-2 additional science courses
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • No
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0+ cumulative GPA, 2.25+ major GPA

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2021-2022

Anthropology, Bachelor of Science

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Apply to the John Tyler Pathways Program.
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Browse the career coach for jobs related to the Anthropology major.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Review career services at John Tyler.
  • Understand how you will fund your education and take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and explore Career Pathways at VCU.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
ExperienceYear 2
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Learn about the World ePass and start considering how you will fulfill the experiential learning requirement for the bachelor's degree.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the School of World Studies.
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of World Studies-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Apply to the John Tyler Pathways Program.
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse the career coach for jobs related to the Anthropology major.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Review career services at John Tyler.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Understand how you will fund your education and take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and explore Career Pathways at VCU.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Learn about the World ePass and start considering how you will fulfill the experiential learning requirement for the bachelor's degree.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the School of World Studies.
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of World Studies-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

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2021-2022

Anthropology, Bachelor of Science

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies)

John Tyler Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
ENG 111College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
MTH 154Quantitative ReasoningMATH 1313General education
CST 100Public SpeakingSPCH 1213Elective
HISHistory elective (select 1): HIS 111, 112, 121, 122HIST3General education
Art electiveArt elective (select 1)): ART 101, ART 102, CST 130, CST 151, MUS 121, MUS 226VCU equivalent3General education
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 245Statistics ISTAT 2103Major (Ancillary)
SOC 211Principles of Anthropology IANTH 1033Major (Ancillary)
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts. Additional Course Options: BUS 100, ECO 201, ECO 202, HLT 160, ADJ 100, ITE 119, ENG 211. VCU equivalent3Elective
Select 1: GEO 210, GEO 220, PLS 135, PLS 241, REL 230, SOC 268VCU equivalent3General education
Laboratory ScienceBIO 101 General Biology IBIOL/Z 1514Major (Ancillary)
Foreign Language 101 or elective (take elective course if successfully completed through the third level of a foreign language in high school).VCU equivalent3 to 4General education
ENG200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252ENGL3General education
HLT 160Personal Health and Fitness Additional Course Options: BUS 100, ECO 201, ECO 202, ADJ 100, ENG 211. VCU equivalent3Elective
Social/Behavioral ScienceSocial/behavioral science (select 1): PSY 200, SOC 200, SOC 268 (PSY 230 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed)VCU equivalent3General education
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory science (select 1): BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 111, ENV 121, PHY 101, PHY 201 VCU equivalent4General education
Foreign Language 102 or elective (take elective course if successfully completed through the third level of a foreign language in high school).VCU equivalent3 to 4General education
Transfer electiveTransfer electiveVCU equivalent3Elective
Transfer electiveTransfer electiveVCU equivalent3Elective
John Tyler credits transferred to VCU60 to 62
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
Experiential learning requirement Students must fulfill an experiential learning requirement through an approved internship, service-learning course or study-abroad program. See VCU advisor for options. 0 to 3Major (Ancillary)
World ePass Portfolio (see VCU advisor). The World ePass portfolio content requirements include professional preparation, transferable skills articulation, academic career highlights, experiential learning experiences and global citizenship.0Major (Ancillary)
ANTH 105/INTL 104Introduction to Archaeology3Major
ANTH 301/BIOL 341Human Evolution 4Major
ANTH 302Archaeological Theory 3Major
ANTH 399Junior Seminar 1Major
ANTH 454Theory in Cultural Anthropology3Major
ANTH 490Anthropology Senior Capstone 3Major
ANTHSelect two of the following: ANTH 210, ANTH 220, ANTH 230 6Major
ANTHMethods Requirement: Select 2 from ANTH 303, ANTH 315, ANTH 328 6Major
ANTHSelect at least 2 courses sampling one of three upper level elective groups that are focused on biological anthropology, archaeology or cultural/linguistic anthropology. See VCU advisor for course options. 6Major
Upper-level electives (300 or 400-level courses): consider a minor or a second major. Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU. 19Elective
Open electives6Elective
Credits completed at VCU58 to 60
Bachelor's degree total120
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