Becoming an Anthropology Major
If you're interested in anthropology as a major you should do a few things:
- Read this website so you have a feel for the major.
- Research anthropology: read a few articles from anthropology journals, check out a book from the library written by one of our professors, or take a class.
- (This is the tough one). Think about what you want to do in the long run, and what you can see yourself doing for a career and make sure that anthropology fits with one or both of those things.
- If you've taken an ANTH class, talk to the professor about majoring and the benefits of doing so.
So, if you're still interested in declaring the ANTH major:
- Make an appointment with the undergraduate advisor.
- Talk with the advisor about your interests in anthropology and goals for majoring.
- The advisor will go over the major requirements and orient you to the department.
- If it looks like a good fit, the undergraduate advisor and you will fill out the 'Change/Addition of Major' form.
- Then, sign up for an Academic Planning Workshop held by the college: http://www.bsosworkshops.umd.edu and complete a '4-Year Academic Plan'
- Turn in the 'Change/Addition of Major' Form and '4-Year Academic Plan' to the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) Advising Office, 2148 Tydings. Your major change/addition should be processed in 2-3 weeks.