Anthropology, Minor

Department of Anthropology

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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.

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

    To receive a minor (18 - 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.

Students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than fifty percent 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 successfully complete. For prerequisite information, click on the course or see your advisor.