Minor in Anthropology

Learn What Makes Us Human


Anthropology is the study of what makes us human, and anthropologists take a broad approach to understanding the many different aspects of the human experience. As many careers today focus on our interactions with people, being able to understand and consider multiple perspectives and points of view is crucial. A minor in anthropology pairs well with EVERY major including sociology, biology, history, psychology, business, English, hospitality, education, public health, human services and computational science. Minoring in anthropology prepares students for graduate work and for professional careers. Some students have gone to work in the fields of medicine, business, politics, the law profession (lawyers and law enforcement), historian, journalism, nursing, museum collection curation, archaeology, library sciences, UX (user experience) and digital content creation.

Anthropology tools

Most people are familiar with renowned scholars Margaret Mead (cultural anthropologist) and Jane Goodall (primatologist/conservationist). But did you know that many other famous people also studied anthropology? They include: Zora Neale Hurston (author and folklorist), Jim Yong Kim (former World Bank president), Ann Dunham Soetoro (applied anthropologist and President Obama’s mother) and Steve Riggion (founder of Barnes & Noble). Author Kurt Vonnegut, singers Tracy Chapman and Mick Jagger, filmmaker George Lucas and football players John Clair and Monsanto Pope also studied anthropology.

Anthropology Minor Requirements

Anthropology can be a minor for students at USCB who are majoring in another academic discipline. Minor requirements: 

ANTH B101 and B102 and 4 additional courses at the 300+ level.

At least half of these hours must be completed at USCB, and you must pass all these courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Courses used to satisfy requirements of your Anthropology minor count toward general education requirements but not your major. You are strongly encouraged to consult your advisor before declaring a minor. 

Gabrielle Stile
“In the simplest terms, Anthropology is the study of humans and how they interact with each other and their environment. I enjoyed my “Family in Cross-Cultural Perspectives” course because it expanded my notions of kinship. Because of this class, I declared a minor in the discipline. Anthropological study is important because it increases one’s understanding of the world, the people in it and how to examine the lives of communities different from ours in an ethical and respectful manner.”
Gabrielle Stile
Interdisciplinary Studies Major & Anthropology Minor, Class of 2023