Minor Requirements

Admission to the Minor

To apply as an Anthropology minor:

  1. Applicants to the minor must have earned a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and have taken 1 Anthropology introductory course (APY 105, APY 106, APY 107, or APY 108).
  2. Applicants complete the online Application for Minor form.

In accord with UB policy, majors in Anthropology may not also declare a minor in Anthropology.

Register early so you are included in the department email list to receive all announcements of departmental events. Minors are encouraged to participate in activities of the Anthropology Club.

Minor Coursework By Concentration

Visit our course catalog for course descriptions.

General Anthropology Minor

A minimum of 7 required courses including:

APY 106 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

APY 107 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology

APY 108 - Introduction to Archaeology

4 Anthropology electives, including 1 Area Study course, 200-level or above

Archaeology Minor

A minimum of 6 required courses including:

APY 105 - Introduction to Anthropology

APY 108 - Introduction to Archaeology

4 Anthropology electives, including 1 Area Study course, 200-level or above

Cultural Anthropology Minor

A minimum of 6 required courses including:

APY 105 - Introduction to Anthropology

APY 106 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

4 Anthropology electives, including 1 Area Study course, 200-level or above

Physical Anthropology Minor

A minimum of 6 required courses including:

APY 105 - Introduction to Anthropology

APY 107 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology

4 Anthropology electives, including 1 Area Study course, 200-level or above

Medical Anthropology Minor

A minimum of 7 required courses including:

APY 106 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

APY 107 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology

APY 275 - Culture, Health and Illness

4 Anthropology electives, including:

  • 1 Area Study course
  • 3 electives chosen from the Pre-medical/Pre-dental Concentration courses:
APY 311  Psychological Anthropology
APY 312  Culture and Reproduction
APY 345  Comparative Primate Anatomy (corequisite with APY 346)
APY 346  Primate Dissection Lab (corequisite with APY 345)
APY 348  Forensic Anthropological Osteology
APY 349  Human Genetics
APY 394  Shamans and Healers in South America
APY 477  Culture and Disability
APY 578  Ethnomedicine (with permission of instructor)