Studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Anthropological Science

Your BSc programme will consist of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points.

You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation. For Anthropological Science we recommend the capstone course, ANTHRO 399, where you’ll conduct individual and group-based research with significance to a range of stakeholders, including Heritage New Zealand, Auckland Council, Auckland Museum, and iwi and hapū. For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page.

Structuring your programme

You can use our degree planners to help you plan the courses you need to take for your BSc. To find the most up to date Anthropological Science degree planner, go to the Science degree planners page

NB: The Anthropology programme has undergone significant changes in the last few years. If you began your degree prior to 2022 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses. Contact the Student Hubs at

Doing a double major with Anthropological Science

If you choose to do a double major in your BSc, we recommend the following subjects to complement Anthropological Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, Psychology and Statistics.

Preparing for your Anthropological Science major

Some students will feel more prepared for our Anthropological Science courses if they have already studied some science subjects in high school.

Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.

Help and advice

Student Hubs

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The Student Hubs services are available seven days a week at the City, Grafton, Epsom and Tai Tonga campuses and six days a week at Tai Tokerau, with friendly staff available to provide you with advice on any aspect of your studies and life at the University.

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