Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Anthropology (ANTHMIN)Department of Anthropology

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements.


The Minor in Anthropology offers students the opportunity to enhance their undergraduate studies with a wide range of course options and thematic specializations including human health and evolution, food and nutrition, human adaptation to the environment, communication and performance, indigenous cultures, and human rights.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Anthropology Core. One (1) course:
  2. Anthropology Elective. One (1) course:
  3. Advanced Electives. At least three (3) courses and nine (9) credit hours:
    • Up to 5 total credit hours of the following:
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.