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Minor in Anthropology

A minor in anthropology demonstrates an appreciation for human biological and cultural diversity and complements many programs of study including biology, psychology, sociology, history, foreign languages, fine arts, education, business, medicine, and law. A student wishing to minor in anthropology should contact the Anthropology department Director of Undergraduate Studies for an appointment.


The requirements for a minor in anthropology are:

  • A minimum of 15 credit hours are required to complete the minor.
  • A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at MU.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours can be at the 1000 level.
  • A minimum of 3 credit hours are required at the 3000 level or above.
  • No more than 6 credit hours can be in readings, research or problems courses.
  • All required minor coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.
  • A minimum minor GPA of 2.0 is required to earn the minor.

The minor must be completed and awarded at the same time as the MU undergraduate degree.

Once an A&S minor is awarded, a student cannot return to MU to complete a major in the same department.

A minor consists of at least 15 credits, including at least 6 credits numbered 2000 or above, 9 of the required credits must be taken in MU course work. This requirement can be reduced from 9 to 6 at the discretion of an individual department. Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements for a minor, which in no case can be lower than 2.0. In addition, a student cannot receive a grade lower than a C- in any course applied towards a minor in the College. For more information, please see Requirements for Optional Minor.

Application for Minor

Please visit https://advising.missouri.edu/majors-minors/minors-certificates/ for consideration.