Anthropology (16AYM)


This minor focuses on anthropology as the comparative study of human beings. As such, anthropology is a broad discipline which includes the physical and cultural aspects humans. The minor permits flexibility in course selection (15 credit hours). The anthropological sub-disciplines of cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology and linguistics are represented in the course offerings. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.


  • Completion of 15 hours of coursework in anthropology courses.
  • 9 of the 15 hours must be taken at NC State University.
  • A maximum of ONE (1) course may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.

Required Course

  • ANT 252 Cultural Anthropology (3 cr)

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

  • An ANT 200 Level course (3 cr)
  • An ANT 300 Level course (3 cr)
  • An ANT 400 Level course (3 cr)
  • Choose 1 Anthropology course of your choosing. (3 cr)


To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Students may declare their intention to complete the minor by submitting the Declare a Minor form to the minor advisor. Declaring a minor early will help ensure you have access to courses that may restrict seats to departmental majors and minors. Should students wish to transfer a course from another institution toward the minor, they should consult Stephanie Jares, advisor for the minor.


The minor should be declared as soon as the student makes the decision to pursue a minor. Minor coursework must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork to declare the minor can be found outside room 334B in the 1911 Building and should be completed no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Students should see the person listed below for certification of the minor.

Contact Person

Sociology & Anthropology Departmental Office
Stephanie Jares
1911 Building, Office 334B

SIS Code: 16AYM