How to Declare Your Anthropology Major

Major Declaration Requirements

Successfully complete the following courses with a C- or better:

ANTH 201 and ANTH 301

PLUS one of the following: 

  • ANTH 210
  • ANTH 215
  • ANTH 247

These courses must be complete before students can declare Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Archaeology & Biocultural Anthropology.

Note: Students seeking Bio/Anthropology BS degree will need to consult with the Biology department.

How to Declare

Please initiate the Major Declaration and Change Form by clicking the "Declare Anthropology Major" link. Once completed, submit it to be reviewed and approved by the Anthropology department.

All instructions for this process are included in the web form. If the department approves your program of study declaration, the Registrar's Office will complete the declaration, and an automated email will be sent to your WWU email account.

Note: Bio Anthropology BS declarations must be completed in the Biology Department.


We are available via email, Zoom or Skype if you have questions about declaring and planning or would just like to say hi in person. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

Ready to Declare?

IMPORTANT: Click the "Declare Anthropology Major" link and fill in Section 1 of the form. Indicate which major you would like to declare in the form's comment section, and send the form to