University Catalog 2023-2024

Anthropology (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

This minor focuses on anthropology as the comparative study of human beings. As such, anthropology is a broad discipline which includes the physical and cultural aspects humans. The minor permits flexibility in course selection (15 credit hours). The anthropological sub-disciplines of cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology and linguistics are represented in the course offerings. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.


To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to Add a Minor to apply. Declaring a minor early will help ensure you have access to courses that may restrict seats to departmental majors and minors. Should students wish to transfer a course from another institution toward the minor, they should consult Stephanie Jares, advisor for the minor.


The minor should be declared as soon as the student makes the decision to pursue a minor. Minor coursework must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Information about declaring a minor is available on the Student Services Center website. Students should see the person listed below for certification of the minor.

Contact Person

Stephanie Jares
Sociology & Anthropology Departmental Office
1911 Building, Office 334B

SIS Code: 16AYM

Plan Requirements

  • Completion of 15 hours of coursework in anthropology courses.
  • 9 of the 15 hours must be taken at NC State University.
  • A maximum of one (1) course may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
Required Course
ANT 252Cultural Anthropology3
Elective Courses
Select one ANT 200 Level Course3
Select one ANT 300 Level Course3
Select one ANT 400 Level Course3
Select one Anthropology course of your choosing3
Total Hours15