Minor: Biological Anthropology
Anthropology at the University of Michigan emphasizes four-field training. Our concentrators gain anthropological understanding of the human condition through exposure to Sociocultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Anthropological Archaeology, and Linguistic Anthropology and their many interrelationships. Many students, however, take our courses to supplement other concentrations or out of general interest and have less need for four-field training. Academic minors in anthropology may benefit these students, providing structure to their course elections, and allowing thoughtful integration of anthropology into their academic plans. The department offers three academic minors: Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Medical Anthropology.
Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in the Department of Anthropology should contact the undergraduate advisor with any questions. Appointments are scheduled by calling the department office at (734) 764-7274 or online at: www.lsa.umich.edu/anthro/undergraduates/advising
Biological Anthropology Minor
The minor in Biological Anthropology allows students with interests in evolutionary biology or medicine to add an anthropological perspective to their studies. Many students are interested in specific topics covered by Biological Anthropology, such as Human Evolution, the Evolution of Human Behavior, Primatology, Nutrition and Adaptation, Human Genetics, etc. Thus, a minor in biological anthropology offers several "tracks" to students depending on their interests.
An academic minor in Biological Anthropology is not open to students with any major or any other minor in the department of Anthropology.
Prerequisites to the Minor
Academic Minor Program
At least five courses (no fewer than16 credits), to be chosen from the following categories as stated:
- ANTHRBIO 161.
- At least four upper-level courses in ANTHRBIO, chosen in consultation with an advisor, one of which must be at the 400-level or above.
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