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Minors in Anthropology

A minimum of 15 credit hours (5 courses) are required to minor in anthropology. The student may complete a minor by choosing the archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, or forensic science track. A minor program form must be approved by one of the undergraduate advisors and filed with the graduation application and major program form.

Anthropology Minor – Forensic Science
Anthropology Minor – Archaeology 
Anthropology Minor –  Cultural 
Anthropology Minor – Biological

Please contact the undergraduate advisor if you have questions about which courses satisfy each sub-discipline requirement - Dr. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg (614) 292.9768, guatelli-steinbe.1@osu.edu, 4006 Smith Laboratory. For further information about the minor programs, contact the Department of Anthropology Advisor, Cameron Beason.  

General Information on Minor Programs

  1. Minor programs are not required for graduation
  2. A student may not take a major and a minor in the same subject
  3. Courses used on the minor track may not be used on the major
  4. Where appropriate, overlap between the General Education (GE) and a minor in permissible unless specifically disallowed for an individual minor (but no more than 6 hours)
  5. All minors require a minimum of 12 credit unique hours; some require more. No more than 6 hours of transfer credit may be applied to any minor
  6. When students complete more than one minor, each minor must contain a minimum of 12 unique hours
  7. No grade below "C-" will be permitted in courses comprising the minor; the minimum overall CPHR of the minor shall be 2.00
  8. Courses taken on a Pass/Non-Pass basis many not be applied to the minor
  9. Some minors need individual approval by a faculty member; others do not. Sheets describing the individual minor carry this information
  10. Students need not file their minor programs until they file their graduation applications
  11. Once a minor is on file in the college/school office, any change must be discussed with the faculty advisor and/or college/school counselor