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Why Minor is Anthropology?

  • Declaring a minor gives you more options when it comes to applying for jobs and applying to graduate school
  • Let people know you have an added set of skills in an area of focus
    • Could open up extra experiences at work
    • Could set you apart when applying for graduate schools
  • Demonstrates hard-work and self-discipline
  • Becoming and anthropology minor means you get to take interesting classes with our wonderful faculty!

Requirements for the Minor in Anthropology (2013-2014 Catalog Year)

The minor in Anthropology consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours with a “C” average (2.0). Students will normally progress through these areas in the order listed below, selecting courses prerequisite or otherwise appropriate to courses desired in subsequent areas. Exceptions to this pattern must be approved by the department’s undergraduate advisor. Students are urged to consult with advisor to create the most beneficial set of courses.

Required Intermediate-level Core Courses (13 credit hours)

  • ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 2511/ANT 2511Lab Biological Anthropology
  • ANT 3101 Archaeology
  • ANT 3610 Anthropological Linguistics

4000-level elective courses (6 credit hours)

Any elective courses in archaeology, physical anthropology, anthropological linguistics and cultural anthropology.

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*Please note that ANT 2000 is not a prerequisite to subsequent courses, nor does it count towards the minor.

**For students who started USF prior to Fall 2013 please email AnthroAdvise@usf.edu for requirements for your specific Catalog year.


Requirements for the Minor in Biomedical Anthropology (2015-2016 Catalog Year)

The minor in Biomedical Anthropology consists of a minimum of 19 credit hours with a “C” average (2.0). This minor prepares undergraduates majoring in the biomedical sciences for futures in medical-related disciplines such as medicine, nursing, and dentistry. The required courses give students a strong foundation on evolutionary and cross-cultural factors affecting human biological variation. The elective course list provides students with ample choices among more specialized topics in biomedical anthropology. Exceptions to this pattern must be approved by the department’s undergraduate advisor. Students are urged to consult with advisor to create the most beneficial set of courses. 
Required Courses (7 credit hours)

  • ANT 2511 Biological Anthropology  (3)
  • ANT 2511L Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1)
  • ANT 4516 Human Variation (3)

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Students choose among any of the following for a total of twelve (12) credit hours of electives: 

  • ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • ANT 4520C Forensic Anthropology (4)
  • ANT 4462 Health, Illness and Culture (3)
  • ANT 4525 Human Osteology and Osteometry (3)
  • ANT 4532 Perspectives on Infectious and Contagious Disease (3)
  • ANT 4301 Human Sexuality and Culture (3)
  • ANT4593 Evolution and Health (3)
  • ANT 4930 Special Topics (3), when taught as:

Nutritional Anthropology
Paleopathology
Neuroanthropology
Global Health
Human Reproductive Ecology
Anthropology of Human Growth and Development
Biocultural Bases of Health and Disease

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