Anthropology Minor

Degrees Offered
  • Anthropology (minor, track)

The field of anthropology studies humans and human cultures in the past and present. In the anthropology minor, you will think critically about what it means to be human “beings.” You can choose from among three areas of emphasis in this minor.

  • Biological anthropology is the study of the biological and behavioral aspects of human beings.
  • Cultural anthropology is a comparative study of human cultures.
  • Linguistic anthropology studies the role of language in the social lives of individuals and communities.
  • A minimum 30 credits are required for this minor, including 15 upper-division credits.
  • This is an excellent minor for students pursuing careers in medicine, missions, public health, education, ecology, and forensics.

entering and completing the minor

  • If this is your first quarter at SPU and you wish to enter this minor, you may select the program by using the online Major or Minor Application form. You will receive an email notification of acceptance.
  • If you are an SPU student with an SPU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, use the online Major or Minor Application form to select the minor. You will receive an email notification of acceptance. Students on academic probation (with an SPU cumulative GPA below 2.0) will not be permitted to enter a new major or minor until they regain good academic standing.
  • The University requires a grade of C- or better in all classes that apply to a major or minor; however, programs may require higher minimum grades in specific courses. You may repeat an SPU course only once for a higher grade.
  • To advance in this program, meet with your faculty advisor regularly to discuss your grades, course progression, and other indicators of satisfactory academic progress. If your grades or other factors indicate that you may not be able to successfully complete the minor, your faculty advisor can work with you to explore options, which may include choosing a different minor.
  • You must complete the major or minor requirements in effect in the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for the year of admittance to the minor.
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