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University Requirements

  • Lower division university core requirements or (for transfer students) general education requirements
  • CLAS requirement
  • A minimum of 120 credits hours
  • The final 30 credits must be taken at FIU (with exceptions requiring the approval of the Dean’s office)
  • GPA 2.0 or higher

Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs Requirements

  • A minimum of 48 credit hours of upper division courses
  • A grade of “C” or higher in each major course
  • Foreign language: equivalent of a second semester sequence foreign language course or one more advanced. (with a minimum grade of C)

Anthropology (track requirements)

Lower Division (3 credits)

  • ANT 2000 – Introduction to Anthropology

Upper Division Core Courses (15 credits)

  • ANT 3212 – World Ethnography
  • SYA 3300 – Research Methods
  • ANT 3034 – Anthropological Theories
  • SYA 4011 – Social Theory
  • At least one of the following: ANT 3497-Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, SYA 3400-Introduction to Quantitative Social Research;GIS 3048-Application of GIS;SYA 4352-GIS & Social Research, or any other adviser-approved research methods course in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies or in another department.

Upper-Division Department Electives (12 credits; 3000-level or higher)

  • Two additional upper-division anthropology courses (ANT)
  • One upper-division geography course (GEA/GEO) - GEO 3510, Earth Resources, offered by the Department of Earth & Environment, is a natural sciences course that cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement.
  • One upper-division sociology course (SYA/SYD/SYG/SYO/SYP)

Other Electives (30 credits)

A minimum of 18 credits must be upper division (3000-level or higher).

Option: Please consider applying the upper division major courses (required and elective) to a second major in Geography, a minor in Geography, or a certificate program.