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2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Anthropology Minor

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A student may request entrance to the minor program in anthropology after completing at least 54 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and at least a 2.5 grade point average in his/her major. Requests must be approved by the Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

It is possible to have both a major and a minor in the Department: e.g., a Sociology and Anthropology major with a concentration in Sociology and a minor in Anthropology. Courses used to meet requirements for the minor may not be used to meet requirements of the major. Students with majors outside the College of Arts & Sciences may complete a minor without meeting the CAS distribution requirements. Courses counting for the minor must be completed with a C- or higher.

A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted on the student’s transcript.  A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.


The minor in Anthropology requires completion of at least 18 credits, of which 9 must be at the upper division level. At least one class must be a designated Comparative Cultures class.


Three (3) credits required.

Note: SOA majors (Sociology option) may not use the same Introduction course for both major and minor.


Three (3) credits required.

Note: SOA majors with the Socciology concentration and Crime and Justice Studies majors do not need to repeat the Theory class but will need to substitute another SOA course.


Three (3) credits required. Complete the following course or an equivalent methods course in Psychology, Economics or Political Science can be substituted. In the case of a substitution, an additional 300 or 400 level SOA course is required.

SOA Electives

Nine (9) credits required: three upper-division courses  (300 or 400 level).

Total Credits: 18

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