Why Minor is Anthropology?
Students in many other programs and majors will find an anthropological perspective beneficial. A minor in anthropology is designed to provide a range of course options allowing students the flexibility to choose courses that best fit their interests and needs while still gaining valuable anthropological skills.
- 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 an anthropology minor means you get to take interesting classes with our wonderful faculty!
Requirements for the Minor in Anthropology (2018-2019 Catalog Year)
The minor in Anthropology consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours. Students will normally begin progress toward the minor by taking at least one course from the minor core, as these often serve as prerequisites for the electives. No more than seven (7) credit hours from the minor core will count to the minor. 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.
Minor Core (3-7 hours)
- ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology
- ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology
- ANT 2511 Biological Anthropology
- ANT 2511L Biological Anthropology Laboratory
- ANT 3101 Archaeology
- ANT 3610 Linguistic Anthropology
Minor Electives (9-12 hours)
Any combination of 4000-level courses in Anthropology totaling at least nine (9) credit hours. **For students who started USF prior to Fall 2013 please email AnthroAdvise@usf.edu for requirements for your specific Catalog year.
The remaining credit hours for the minor consist of nine (9) to twelve (12) credit hours of 4000-level elective courses in Anthropology. Any elective courses in archaeology, physical anthropology, anthropological linguistics and cultural anthropology can be chosen. A full list of elective courses can be found under the major elective courses listing.
Requirements for the Minor in Biomedical Anthropology (2018-2019 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)
- ANT 4465 The Anthropology of Food
- ANT 4468 Biocultural Bases of Health and Disease
- ANT 4593 Evolution and Health (3)
- ANT 4930 Special Topics (3), when taught as:
- Nutritional Anthropology
- Brain and Culture
- Global Health
- Human Reproductive Ecology
- Anthropology of Human Growth and Development
- Research in Physician-Patient Interaction