Anthropology Minor

The Anthropology Minor is designed to help students pursue their interests in human communication, biology, and culture, in the past and present, without fulfilling the full range of requirements for the major. Anthropology is the ideal complement to a number of majors and pre-professional degrees. Anthropological holism encourages critical thinking and interdisciplinary, while the cross-cultural approach of anthropology will be of particular importance to those interested in adding global and pan-human perspectives to their major course of study.

Students planning to take this minor should inform the chief departmental advisor and formally declare this minor. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for all courses in the minor. These courses must be taken for a grade, not credit/no-credit. This minor is not open to an anthropology major.


Select one of the following (3-4 credit hours)

  • ATH 145 Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations
  • ATH 155 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ATH 175 Peoples of the World
  • ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the U.S.

Two of these (8 credit hours)

  • ATH 212 Introduction to Archaeological Theory and Methods
  • ATH 231 Foundations of Cultural Anthropology
  • ATH 255 Foundations of Biological Anthropology
  • ATH 265 Language and Culture

Additional anthropology courses

Take additional ATH courses to total at least 18 semester hours. At least one course must be at the 300-level or above.

Note: Only four credits of field method courses (ATH 415, ATH 426/ATH 526, and ATH 490) count toward the 18 hours needed for the minor.


 View Course Requirements in General Bulletin