College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2021-2022

Department of Anthropology

Anthropology, Minor

The Anthropology minor, which provides insights into human conditions, cultures, and their histories, can be an essential companion to any degree, including politics and international affairs, comparative cultural studies, design, geography, women’s and gender studies, business, psychology, degrees in the humanities and the arts.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of humans and human behavior in the past, present, and future -around the globe and throughout time. With a minor in Anthropology, you will gain an enduring understanding of the human condition, which is essential to any major. You can learn ethnographic methods, computer simulation, multimedia production, laboratory science, bioarchaeology, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Our labs are state-of-the-art. You can take advantage of fieldwork through undergraduate research opportunities and internships. If you can’t make it to the NAU campus, the Anthropology minor is completely available online!

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA C


Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 18 units with a Grade of "C" or better:

    • ANT 101ANT 102 (6 units)
    • Anthropology courses at the 300-level or higher (6 units)
    • Additional Anthropology courses at any level, selected with your advisor’s guidance.  (6 units)

     At least 9 units must be completed through Northern Arizona University’s anthropology program.  

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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