Admission into the Minor

Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama

Students are expected to meet the director of undergraduate studies as soon as they declare a minor in Anthropology. The director will advise them of curriculum requirements and answer any questions concerning curriculum.

Code and Title Hours
Minor Courses
Select two of the following:6
Anthropology and Humanity
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Intro to Archaeology
Language and Culture
Biological Anthropology
ANT electives 300 or 400 level6
ANT electives6
Total Hours18

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. Please see the Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) section of this catalog for an explanation of grade point average calculations.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of six hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary Courses

This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional Minor Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.


Unless otherwise stated, the prerequisite for 300- and 400-level ANT courses is 12 credits in anthropology, typically including introductory courses specific to a subfield (i.e., ANT 102 Intro to Cultural Anthropology, ANT 107 Intro to Archaeology, ANT 210 Language and Culture, ANT 270 Biological Anthropology). If students lack necessary credits or courses, they may request permission from the instructor.