For Advising Contact:

Undergraduate Advising
Kris Listoe
Advising Hours: 
Varies per quarter.
Appointments available.
Undergraduate Faculty Adviser

Anthropology Undergraduate Program

Anthropology is the study of humans in the broadest sense: biological, sociocultural, and historical. The aim of the anthropology major at UCSB is threefold: (1) to prepare for graduate school those students who wish to work professionally in anthropology; (2) to prepare students for careers in secondary education or in social work; and (3) to provide a background in behavioral studies for students who desire a broad education in either the biological or the social sciences.

We offer B.A. degrees in three emphases: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology as well as a B.A. in Anthropology without an emphasis. Students may declare the major after completing two anthropology courses. An anthropology minor is also available. An overall 2.0 grade-point average is required. All major courses must be completed on a letter-graded basis.

After completing specific prerequisites, students with a B.A. in anthropology are eligible to pursue a California Teaching Credential. The department recommends that students discuss this with the Graduate School of Education.