Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Anthropology (ANTHMIN)Department of Anthropology

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 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) ANTH-A, ANTH-B, ANTH-E, ANTH-L, or ANTH-P course at any level.
  3. Advanced Electives. Three (3) courses and nine (9) credit hours:
    • Up to 5 total credit hours of the following:
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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. 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.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.