Major/Minor Requirements

Major Requirements

A major in anthropology consists of a minimum of nine units (which may include courses from MIT’s anthropology offerings), of which the following are required:

  • ANTH 104    Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology
  • ANTH 204 OR ANTH 206   Physical Anthropology OR Archaeology
  • ANTH 300   Ethnographic Methods and Writing
  • ANTH 301    History and Theory in Anthropology

Minor Requirements

A minor in anthropology consists of five units:

  • ANTH 104    Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology
  • Two 200 level courses
  • Two 300 level courses


To graduate with honors in anthropology, a student must write a senior thesis and pass an oral examination.  To be admitted to the thesis program, a student must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 in all work in the department above the 100 level. 

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Department of Anthropology

Pendleton East 331
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Adriana Mihal
Administrative Assistant

Fax: 781.283.3664