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Medical Anthropology Proposed BA Degree

UNC-CH’s Department of Anthropology is in the process of seeking approval for a major in Medical Anthropology. We hope it will be approved for enrollment by the fall semester, 2020. Below is the list of required categories of coursework and courses that fulfill the various categories, arranged in a chronological plan of study.


In addition to the foundational and methods /experiences courses, students must take 5 total elective courses, including at least 1 from each of the following two groups, Biological/ecological and Sociocultural (listed below). These courses can be taken at any time during the student’s tenure at UNC. No more than 2 of the 5 courses can be at the 100-level. Students may count up to 2 ANTH courses not included in this list, or up to 2 courses from outside the Department that relate to the student’s area of interest in Medical Anthropology (a list of specific courses outside of Anthropology that will be accepted as fulfilling this requirement will be determined).