The ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers an undergraduate minor in anthropology. Anthropology draws on the social/biological sciences and the humanities to study humans in the past and present in order to understand what makes us unique. The minor and B.I.S. concentration is designed to broaden and enhance students’ primary degree and prepare them for their future careers in a diverse workforce by giving them a basic background in the field of anthropology as well as help them further develop strong critical thinking, oral and written expression skills. The anthropology minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours.
The demand in the job market for people with an anthropology background is stimulated by a growing need for researchers and analysts with keen thinking skills who can manage, evaluate and interpret large amounts of data. As the many spheres of human interaction expand globally, people trained in anthropology will increasingly be sought for their broad, holistic knowledge and perspective of understanding, which are the hallmarks of anthropology. Please note, students may only apply to a minor in combination with an existing degree program. Please speak with your academic advisor to ensure this minor is applicable with your major.