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Ohio University Majors

Anthropology Minor

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 6 courses in the subject and work closely with a faculty advisor to ensure that they develop a program that enhances their major and overall University education.

Admissions Information

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.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The labor/job market reflects the diversity of anthropology as a field. As such, a minor in anthropology demonstrates to potential employers and graduate and professional schools a breadth of understanding and an expanded worldview on the part of a recent graduate that is often not demonstrated otherwise. Further, a minor in anthropology demonstrates cultural sensitivity that many employers find invaluable in today's global economy.

Past anthropology students from Ohio University have been successful in pursuing careers in professional schools including medical school, law school, and nursing. Anthropology students have been accepted into top graduate schools in anthropology, social work, forensics, history, and other related fields.  Many students received fellowships or research assistantships due to their OU undergraduate research experiences. They have also entered many governmental agencies, including the Peace Corps, Americorps, Vista, parks service and NEH. Students in cultural anthropology often get positions in NGO's focused on US or international development. Archaeology students are employed in cultural resource management (CRM) firms, historic preservation offices, contract archaeology businesses, museums, or go on to graduate degrees and become university professors. Students in biological anthropology have graduated with positions in forensics labs, zoos, and primate centers, and medical laboratories.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Code: OR4252


College of Arts and Sciences 
Sociology and Anthropology 
Bentley Annex 162
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1350
Fax: 740.593.1365

Administrative Contact

Nancy Tatarek, contact person

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