Anthropology, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N025

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Anthropology Department.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Anthropology, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

Choose one of the following Pathways:

Pathway 1
ANTH 1113What Makes Us Human? Exploring Cultural and Biological Diversity3
Choose at least 12 additional hours of course credit acceptable for major credit in Anthropology. At least nine (9) of these hours must be upper division.12
Total Credit Hours15
Pathway 2
Choose 15 hours of coursework acceptable for major credit in Anthropology with the following conditions:15
1. At least nine (9) of these hours must be upper division (3000-4000 level).
2. Must have electives that span at least three different subfields as defined by the Anthropology Elective Category list, which may be obtained from the Department website. The four possible subfields are: Archaeology, Health & Human Biology, Linguistics, Socio-Cultural 1
Total Credit Hours15

The most current Anthropology Elective Category list can be found at Please consult with the Department advisor if there are any questions. 

  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.