Sociology & Anthropology

Programs of Study- Minor in Anthropology

About the Minor

Students who pursue the minor are better prepared for a host of professional careers in corporations, health and human rights advocacy, medicine, and public service. State and local historical societies employ anthropologists to supervise collections and exhibits. Anthropologists also routinely do ethnographic and/or environmental survey work for the National Park Service, state agencies, and international conservation organizations. Applied anthropologists in all four fields of anthropology are commonly hired by various federal and international agencies to explore issues affecting public policy development and implementation.

Who Should Consider a Minor in Anthropology?

A minor in anthropology complements a wide variety of professional careers in rural and urban communities in the U.S. and abroad. Anthropology provides learning opportunities for students to gain skills needed for careers in international development, forensic anthropology, medicine, cultural resource management, archaeology, human ecology, paleontology, environmental sciences, national and international corporate management, health and human rights advocacy, public service, and academia.


ANTH 110, 111 plus 12 additional hours of anthropology coursework (for a total of 18 hours) is required for the minor. A "C" average is required for courses in the minor.