Majors, minors + certificates

Certificate in Global Human Diversity (GLHMDVACRT)Department of Anthropology

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements.


This certificate explores the cultural, biological, linguistic, and historical diversity of human societies worldwide. It prepares students to address major problems of identity, race, conflict, power, and access to resources using perspectives from all four subfields of anthropology. Students may earn a certificate as part of completing the bachelor's degree and in addition to completing requirements for a major. The Certificate in Global Human Diversity is available only to students outside the anthropology major.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
  2. Intermediate courses. Two (2) courses:
  3. Thematic courses. Two (2) courses:
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  4. Regional courses. Two (2) courses:
    • (Also take ANTH-L 310)
  5. Internship. One (1) course:
    • (or as part of another course)
  6. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate 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 certificate 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 certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate 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.