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
For your Anthropological Science major you must complete the following courses, plus the Anthropological Science capstone course, ANTHRO 399:
- 30 points:
- 30 points:
- 15 points:
- 15 points:
- 30 points from:
- ANTHRO 306 Pacific Archaeology
- ANTHRO 317 Field Methods in Archaeology
- ANTHRO 318 Archaeological Science
- ANTHRO 322 Origins of Civilisation
- ANTHRO 328 Bioarchaeology
- ANTHRO 337 Birth, Death and Disease: Anthropological Demography
- ANTHRO 348 Perspectives on Human Growth
- ANTHRO 349 Primate Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation
- ANTHRO 352 Special Topic
- ANTHRO 353 Archaeology in Practice
- ANTHRO 365 Coming of the Maori: Archaeology of Aotearoa
- ANTHRO 367 The Anthropology of Human Remains
Please note: Anthropological Science is not available for conjoint degrees.
If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses. Contact the Science Student Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.
Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(Beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
23 Symonds Street