A minor in anthropology enriches many majors with its holistic and cross-cultural perspective. It is a good fit for students majoring in biology, communication, English, history, psychology, sociology, and others. This minor will be useful for anyone contemplating an international career or a future profession involving culturally-diverse populations.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: ANTH

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

ANTH 114Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Mason Core)3
ANTH 120Unearthing the Past: Prehistory, Culture and Evolution (Mason Core)3
or ANTH 135 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Mason Core)
Total Credits6

Regional Ethnography Course

Select one course from the following:3
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (Mason Core)
Ancient Mesoamerica (Mason Core)
Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East (Mason Core)
Peoples and Cultures of India (Mason Core)
Peoples and Cultures of Selected Regions: Non-Western
Total Credits3


Select three elective courses in anthropology at the 300- or 400- level9
Total Credits9