Minor Requirements

Students may choose a minor in anthropological archaeology, biological anthropology, or sociocultural anthropology. Each consists of seven anthropology courses. At least five of these courses must be upper division, and at least four should be taken at UC San Diego. All courses applied toward the minor must be taken for a letter grade of C– or better. An exception is made for one independent study course (199) or one directed group study course (198), which must be taken on a Pass/Not Pass (P/NP) basis.

Three courses must be completed from one of the following concentrations:

    • Archaeological Concentration  (ANAR)
    • Biological Concentration (ANBI)
    • Sociocultrual Concentration (ANSC)

The four remaining courses should be taken from the list of Anthropology courses.

Overlaps: Please note, your degree audit will automatically overlap two upper division courses between your major and minor if relevant. If those are not the courses you would like overlapped, please send us a message in the VAC and we can change or delete the overlaps. You're not required to overlap any courses.  

See: Minor Degree Check

How to apply?

You can apply for one of the Anthropology minors at any time by using the Major/Minor tool.

When listing courses on the application, only list course numbers and titles for courses you have already completed or are currently enrolled in. For courses not yet completed, please list as follows:

  • Subject Code: ANTH
  • Course No: LD or UD
  • Title: Anthropology Elective
  • Institution: UCSD
  • Units: 4.00
  • Grade Options: Letter

Course offerings

Prerequisite clearance

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