Declaring Anthropology

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Thank you for coming to this webpage.  We in the Anthropology Department are very sorry that our normal opportunity to greet you and meet you at our heretofore annual Sophomore Open House is not possible this year.  We hope you and your family and friends are healthy and you are adapting well to remote learning for the remainder of this semester.

The prerequisite to declare Anthropology is one ANT course or permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).

We have tried to anticipate your questions about majoring in Anthropology in a new Declaring Anthropology FAQs page

We are also happy to answer your additional questions.  You'll find contact information for some of us here.


Ready to declare Anthropology and prerequisite satisfied?

  1. Declare your concentration in TigerHub April 2-20.
  2. Complete your Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF) as thoroughly as possible in TigerHub, including sharing your academic plans and/or career goals in both longer and more immediate terms.  Include plans for your courses if you are ready.
  3. If you have NOT already talked to Director of Undergraduate Studies Professor Morimoto, make an appointment in WASE for a virtual meeting. If you cannot find a suitable appointment time in his WASE calendar, send an email to ryo.morimoto@princeton.edu, listing times that are convenient for you in your time zone.  Appointments on Professor Morimoto's WASE calendar may be added daily Mon-Thu, as needed, to supplement appointment time slots posted each weekend; please check back often for new appointment times.
  4. If you have already discussed your academic plans with Professor Morimoto, he will approve your DAPF and course selections online or contact you by email with questions, comments, and/or suggestions.
  5. After your DAPF is approved, you may enroll in courses in TigerHub April 22-24.
  6. Welcome to the Anthropology Department! We look forward to your participation in the coming years!

Need help deciding, or prerequisite not met?

Choose one of the following:

  • Make an appointment in WASE for a virtual meeting with Director of Undergraduate Studies Professor Morimoto. If you cannot find a suitable appointment time in his WASE calendar, send an email to ryo.morimoto@princeton.edu, listing times that are convenient for you in your time zone. Appointments on Professor Morimoto's WASE calendar may be added daily Mon-Thu, as needed, to supplement appointment time slots posted each weekend; please check back often for new appointment times.
  • Send an email to ant@princeton.edu with a copy of your unofficial transcript attached (you can generate one in TigerHub). Include in your email your questions or concerns. You will receive a reply by email within approximately 48 hours.

Please note:  Departments gain access to student records after students declare their concentration in the department. Your academic plans will become available to the Department of Anthropology for review and approval 24 business hours after you declare Anthropology. Please plan to declare your concentration as early as possible, be it Anthropology or another department. It is important to communicate with your department and receive your department's approval of your course selections before enrolling in courses.

Course enrollment for sophomores is April 22-24, 2020.

See Declaring Anthropology FAQs.

See information about ANT courses taken with P/D/F-optional grading in Spring 2020.

Go to Majoring in Anthropology to see requirements for concentrators.

Anthropology Contacts

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Ryo Morimoto
132 Aaron Burr Hall
(609) 258-6814
ryo.morimoto@princeton.edu | WASE
(Advisor for majors and students seeking ANT credit for courses taken at another institution)


Undergraduate Administrator
Mo Lin Yee
116 Aaron Burr Hall
(609) 258-5535
myee@princeton.edu
(General contact for matters related to the undergraduate program in Anthropology)