Minor in Anthropology

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Studying anthropology alone may not necessarily lead to a career, but it will make you better prepared for any career you choose.


What is anthropology?

A wide-ranging field, anthropology is generally defined as the study of humanity. It explores and documents all aspects of past and present human behavior and society. By studying our biological, cultural, and linguistic differences, anthropologists can better understand our human evolution. Understanding this evolutionary journey can positively impact how societies address how we support, maintain, and improve our societies and communities.

There are 4 commonly recognized areas of anthropology:

  • Archaeology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology

Why minor in anthropology?

Our anthropology minor takes an applied approach to not only study humanity, but also to apply anthropology research methods, perspectives, and techniques to improve our neighborhoods and communities. Students with these skills can become applied anthropologists, who often work directly with policymakers and public audiences.

The minor prepares students for public and private sector careers, as well as for graduate study.

Learn how to:

  • Apply knowledge of methods, vocabulary, and concepts of anthropology
  • Use technology to access, capture, analyze, and report social science data and literature
  • Understand and apply research methods to social issues and policy discussions
  • Critically analyze anthropological issues within larger historical and global contexts
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills to research and community engagement efforts

Minor Requirements

To graduate with a minor in anthropology, students must complete 18 credit hours of required courses and electives with a grade of “C’ or better:

Required Courses (9 credits)


ANTH 207


ANTH 208


Cultural Anthropology


Diverse People and Cultures

ANTH 400 3 Anthropological Theory
ANTH 411 3 Special Topics Seminar

Advised Electives (9 credits)

To satisfy minor requirements, students must also select 9 credits from these available courses:


ANTH 208


Diverse People and Cultures

ANTH 300 3 Archeology and Physical Anthropology
ANTH 310 3 Religion, Myth, and Ritual
ANTH 411 3 Special Topics Seminar
ANTH 412 3 Anthropological Internship
ENGL 302 3 Sociolinguistics
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Anthropology is in the Department of Applied Social and Political Sciences in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.