Anthropology Minor

Anthropology is the study of people, past and present, with a focus on understanding the human condition both culturally and biologically. This joint emphasis sets anthropology apart from other disciplines. Crossing boundaries that have often separated the humanities and sciences, anthropology examines both the organic evolution of our biological family and the variety and unity of peoples, societies, and cultures worldwide and across millennia. The shared goal of anthropology's various subfields (cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology) is to contribute to a global picture of the human experience. 

Being an anthropology minor at USCB opens up students to a wide range of intellectually exciting and critical topics, keeping students engaged and challenged. Anthropology complements other scientific, business, and liberal arts disciplines by helping students understand the interconnectivity of knowledge about people and cultures. Anthropology's greatest strength lies is its intrinsic interdisciplinary nature!

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Requirements to Complete an Anthropology Minor

ANTH B101 and B102 and 4 additional courses at the 300+ level.
Course descriptions can be found here. Link to that page in this section.  

A minor consists of a minimum of 18 hours specified by a discipline. At least half of these hours must be completed at USCB and the student must pass all courses completed for the minor with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor may apply toward a student's general education or program requirements but cannot be applied toward the major. If a student elects more than one minor, these minors may not have any courses in common. Courses used to satisfy requirements for a minor that was conferred at least 5 years ago may apply towards a student’s general education requirements, program requirements, and major requirements.

Completion of a minor is not required for graduation.



Anthropologist Ranked as the #5 "Best Science Job" by U.S. News and World Report in 2019
Archaeologist Ranked as the #6 "Best Science Job" by U.S. News and World Report in 2019
Projected increase in employment opportunities for anthropologists and archeologists between 2018 and 2028, faster than the average for all occupations (US Dept of Labor)

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Anthropology prepares students for relevant and impactful jobs, and can open doors to various career paths.  Anthropologists can be found in a surprising array of fields and careers, including in corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions and non-profit associations. The extent of occupational flexibility reflects the emphasis on breadth, diversity, and independence of thought. The future marketplace indicates a need for the type of global, holistic knowledge that an anthropological perspective brings.

Graduate Schools
Graduate Schools
  • Nova Southeastern University (MA in Mental Health Counselling) 
  • University of South Carolina Aiken (MS in Applied Clinical Psychology) 
  • Mercer Law School (Juris Doctorate) 

Joyce Cheung
“All of my professors took such an interest in my personal development — that, combined with the real world experience I received, really helped me feel prepared to take on any challenge.”
Joyce Cheung
Biology Major, Class of 2017