In addition, students are required to take either ANT 307 (Field Techniques and Laboratory Methods in Anthropology) or ANT 490 (Practicum). No more than six hours of ANT 307 and ANT 490 combined may count toward the major, though students are encouraged to acquire as many practical experience credits as possible. Field experiences can be in archaeology or cultural anthropology, or students can arrange a practicum in a specific field setting of their interest. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisors at an early point to begin discussing their choice of field experience. Majors are strongly encouraged to complete courses in related cognate areas, to complete an internship, and to participate in career planning events.
A major in anthropology can acquire additional experience in applied, ecological, economic, medical, or urban anthropology, ethnohistory, or a regional emphasis (e.g., Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Great Lakes archaeology). This can be arranged through the advising process, independent study courses (399 and 499), a practicum (490) or Honors Research (498). No more than six hours of 399, 498, and 499 combined may count toward the major.