Anthropology minor

u n e students participate in an archaeological digAnthropology is the scientific study of the origins of the physical, social, cultural and behavioral development of humans. In simple terms, it is the study of humanity. The Anthropology minor provides solid academic and experiential foundations so that you may either pursue additional study in the field or use this knowledge to enhance your learning and employability in a wide variety of other fields.

Anthropologists work side by side with civil and industrial engineers, cancer researchers, specialists in public health and medicine, chemists, biologists, and others in the science, technology and engineering fields. Professionals in the natural, engineering and medical sciences view the anthropological collaboration as essential to the success of their research. The driving force behind all of these connections is that there is a growing need in society for a better understanding of human interactions in a social, cultural context.

The Anthropology minor also prioritizes applied experiences, giving you the chance to study and engage in field research methods ranging from ethnographic interviews to market research or archaeological excavation. 

To learn more about the minor, see the Curriculum or Catalog.