Anthropology (General) Minor

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:

  1. archaeology
  2. human biology, ecology, and evolution
  3. sociocultural anthropology


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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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

Core Requirements
Five three-hour anthropology (ANTH) courses taken in the department. 1, 215
Total Hours15

 A maximum of two courses may be numbered below 200.


 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.

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

Students planning on a minor in anthropology should inform the department’s director of undergraduate studies.

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Anthropology

Visit Program Website

301 Alumni Building, CB#3115

(919) 962-1243


Amanda Thompson

Associate Chair

Benjamin Arbuckle

Director of Graduate Studies

Townsend Middleton

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Colin West