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Anthropology Minor

  • Specializations in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
  • Hands-on experience in Field School of Archaeology and Biological Anthropology Laboratory
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Faculty-led study abroad to Northern Ireland, Cambodia and more
  • Preparation for graduate school including medicine and health, law, anthropology, social work, forensics, history, and other related fields
  • Preparation for careers with governmental agencies, NGOS, cultural resource management firms, historical preservation offices, contract archaeology businesses, museums, forensics labs, zoos, primate centers, medical laboratories, and more

Faculty Contact: Dr. Diane Ciekawy

Admissions Information

Degree Requirements & Sample 4-Year Program

Program Overview

Students who major in another subject at Ohio University may find Anthropology a useful complement to their program of study. Anthropology's subfields of Biological Anthropology, Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology contribute valuable perspectives to many academic pursuits. Students who minor in Anthropology typically take six courses in the subject and work closely with a faculty adviser to ensure that they develop a program that enhances their major and overall university education.

Careers and Graduate School

The labor/job market reflects the diversity of anthropology as a field. Past Anthropology students from Ohio University have pursued careers in professional schools including medicine and health, law, and nursing.

Anthropology students have been accepted into top graduate schools in anthropology, social work, forensics, history, and other related fields. Many students have received fellowships or research assistantships due to their Ohio University undergraduate research experiences. They have also entered many governmental agencies, including the Peace Corps, AMERICORPS, VISTA, parks service and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Students in cultural anthropology often get positions in NGOs (non-governmental agencies) focused on U.S. or international development.

Archaeology students are employed in cultural resource management firms, historical preservation offices, contract archaeology businesses, and museums, or they go on to graduate degrees and become university professors.

Students in Biological Anthropology have graduated with positions in forensics labs, zoos, primate centers, and medical laboratories.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Minor Requirements

  • Minor Code OR4252

Minor Hours Requirement

The anthropology minor requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Introductory Courses

Complete two of the following courses:

  • ANTH 1010 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 2010 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 2020 - Introduction to World Archaeology Credit Hours: 3

4000-Level Course

Complete one of the following courses:

  • ANTH 4470 - Forensic Anthropology Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4480 - Blood, Bones, and Violence Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4520 - Anthropological Archaeology Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4560 - Ethnographic Methodology and Field Research Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4580 - Peoples, Plagues and Pestilence: The Anthropology of Infectious Disease Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4620 - Human Rights, Law and Justice Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4720 - History of Anthropological Thought Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4730 - Human Evolution Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4910 - Anthropology Internship Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0
  • ANTH 4911 - Field School in Ohio Archaeology Credit Hours: 4
  • ANTH 4940 - Independent Research in Anthropology Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4941 - Seminar in Cultural Anthropology Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4942 - Seminar in Biological Anthropology Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4943 - Seminar in Archaeological Anthropology Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4944 - Seminar in Human Ecology Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4945 - Seminar: Special Topics Credit Hours: 3
  • ANTH 4960 - Human Diversity Credit Hours: 3

Anthropology Minor Electives

Complete additional ANTH courses to equal 18 hours.

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