General Anthropology Minor

Department of Anthropology

301 Alumni Building, CB#3115

(919) 962-1243

Anna Agbe-Davies, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Anthropology is the integrative study of human beings at all times and in all places. Anthropological expertise has special application for hidden histories and the ancient past; the intersection of human biology and ecology; and the way communities create and use meaning, values, and history in everyday life. We support studies, research, and professional applications in these areas with three programs of foundational training: archaeology; human biology, ecology, and evolution; and sociocultural anthropology.

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
The minor consists of five three-hour courses taken in the department. 115
Total Hours15

 A maximum of two courses may be numbered below 200.

The Department of Anthropology provides a complete list of of anthropology (ANTH) courses.

Credit hours for independent study or independent field research may not count towards the minor, including ANTH 195, ANTH 196, ANTH 295, ANTH 296, ANTH 393, ANTH 395 and ANTH 396. Students must have a grade of C or better in at least four of the five courses, and at least three courses must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill or in a program officially sponsored by the University. Students planning on a minor in anthropology should inform the department’s director of undergraduate studies.

See program page here for special opportunities.