Anthropology Minor


The Anthropology minor consists of six courses taken for a grade (no pass/fail courses). No more than four courses counted for the minor can be from any one Anthropology concentration. Please review the Section Attributes list in Path@Penn for the most updated information about which courses count for which concentration. You can also refer to the list of courses by concentration on our website. At least four of the courses counted towards the minor must be taken at Penn; that is, up to two may be credit away, study abroad, or transfer credits.

Penn courses offered by other departments cannot be counted toward the minor unless they are cross-listed with Anthropology. Courses that carry an anthropology section attribute but that are not cross-listed with Anthropology do not count towards the minor. Ask the Undergraduate Coordinator if you are unsure whether a course will count.

Students minoring in Anthropology are encouraged, but not required, to take foundational coursework: ANTH 0010, 0050, or ANTH 1480 for Archaeology, ANTH 0020 or 0040 for Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, and ANTH 0030 for Biological Anthropology.

Declaring the Minor

Before you can declare the Anthropology minor you must first declare a major. Once you've declared a major, you can then fill out the form to declare the Anthropology minor.

The Undergraduate Coordinator will be notified of your request and will approve it on the deparment's side. After approving the minor request, the Undergraduate Coordinator will send the student an email, welcoming them to the department and notifying them of their minor completion progress. The student will also be added to the undergraduate listserv.



*All Penn courses were assigned new 4-digit numbers in spring 2022. You can compare the new numbers with the old 3-digit numbers here.