The Anthropology Minor

We are one of five distinct programs that contribute to the holistic education and experience you have in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology. Anthropology is an old and distinguished discipline, yet the basis of our work, to interpret and understand the human condition, is what keeps us relevant and engaged in the 21st century. Anthropology shares many things in common with other social science and life science fields in that we study human life as a biological fact and a culturally variable mystery.

A minor in anthropology consists of 18 credits of course work in the field. If you are interested in learning more about anthropology, please contact Dr. Hillary Haldane, Associate Professor of Anthropology, at

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
–Ruth Benedict