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

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

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)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020