The Department of Anthropology offers three distinct minors in anthropology; anthropology of global health; and Native American and Indigenous studies.
A minor can complement your existing degree, allow you to explore your interests, and help you gain skills for a fulfilling life and career.
If you would like to declare one of the minors below, please consult with the minor faculty advisor and your major advisor to design a plan of study that is appropriate for your long-term goals.
Minor faculty advisor: Dimitris Xygalatas
The Minor in Anthropology is an excellent complement to most majors and important training for a wide range of careers. It focuses on the diversity of human cultures and experiences, and explores foundational questions about what makes us human.
Students are required to complete at least 15 credits in anthropology courses that include:
- Two courses chosen from ANTH 2000, 2501, and 2502.
- Three additional courses at the 2000-level and above.
Students are encouraged to consult with advisors in anthropology and in their major field to design their plan of study.
Visit the Undergraduate Catalog’s Anthropology Minor page for a full list of requirements and courses.
Anthropology of Global Health
Minor faculty advisor: César Abadia-Barrero
The Minor in Anthropology of Global Health provides students with theoretical and methodological tools needed to analyze health from an anthropological perspective and integrate anthropological analysis into the study of global health problems and solutions.
The minor is not open to students currently majoring or minoring in anthropology.
To earn the minor, students must complete one prerequisite course and 15 minor-related credits. At least 12 credits must be from the Department of Anthropology. The required credits must include:
- ANTH 3300 and/or ANTH 3325.
- At least nine credits from a list of pre-selected courses. Students may make substitutions toward this requirement with the approval of their minor advisor.
Visit the Undergraduate Catalog’s Anthropology of Global Health Minor page for a full list of requirements and courses.
Native American and Indigenous Studies
Minor faculty advisor: Kevin McBride
The Minor in Native American and Indigenous studies (NAIS) provides students with an in-depth understanding of historical and contemporary topics and issues facing Native American and Indigenous communities. Students explore these topics from a variety of perspectives across the humanities and social sciences.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits from a list of pre-selected courses. The 15 credits must be distributed across at least three disciplines.
Visit the Undergraduate Catalog’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor page for a full list of requirements and courses.
Please note: The NAIS minor is currently undergoing a curriculum redesign. The plan of study above reflects the minor format for the 2023-2024 academic year. Students enrolled in the NAIS minor prior to the 2023-2024 AY redesign will be able to count their completed classes toward the new minor.
Declare Your Major
Students can declare a minor using the Online Program Change website.
Contact the Department
For more information about a minor in the Department of Anthropology, please contact the minor faculty advisor.