Undergraduate Study

Anthropology Minor

Students who wish to take a series of courses in anthropology, but major in another discipline, may be interested in the Anthropology minor. Students select courses from the four fields within anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, sociocultural anthropology), although they are encouraged to focus the body of their coursework within one field.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower-Division Courses (10 units): Two courses from Anthropology 1, 2, 3, 4.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 units minimum): Core course (Anthropology 111, 120, 130, 140, or M150) from one of the four anthropology fields listed above; four additional courses. Students are encouraged to concentrate their upper-division coursework within one field and are required to consult with the undergraduate adviser in planning their program of study.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.