Department of Anthropology

Minors in Anthropology

Available to students under the 2016-2018 catalog only.

Anthropology Minor

This transcript-recognized minor is designed for students seeking to build broad expertise in the four subfields of Anthropology, including Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Sociocultural Anthropology.

To enroll in this minor, students should contact the undergraduate advisor in his/her major department. For questions about this minor, please contact Dr. Alan Covey or Courtney Sy.

Requirements Hours
Six hours from the following:
ANT 301 Biological/Physical Anthropology 3
ANT 302 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 304 Introduction to Archaeological Studies: Prehistoric Archaeology 3
ANT 307 Culture and Communication 3
Nine additional hours upper-division Anthropology
TOTAL HOURS 15

A minimum of nine hours must be completed in residence.

A student must earn a grade point average of at least 2.00 in courses taken at the University and counted towards the minor requirements.

Evolutionary and Functional Anatomy Minor

This transcript-recognized minor is designed for students with an interest in anatomy and morphology, including students with majors focused on medicine, forensics, organismal biology, human ecology, kinesiology, and vertebrate paleontology.

To enroll in this minor, students should contact the undergraduate advisor in his/her major department. For questions about this minor, please contact Dr. Chris Kirk or Dr. Liza Shapiro.

Requirements Hours
ANT 301 Biological/Physical Anthropology 3
And twelve hours from the following:
ANT 432L Primate Anatomy 4
ANT 348 Human Origins and Evolution 3
ANT 348K Topic 8: Evolutionary Anatomy of the Head and Neck 3
ANT 348K Topic 11: Early Hominid Evolution 3
ANT 349C Human Variation 3
ANT 350C Primate Sensory Ecology 3
ANT 351E Primate Evolution 3
ANT 366 Anatomy and Biology of the Human Skeleton 3
TOTAL HOURS 15

A minimum of nine hours must be upper-division.

A minimum of nine hours must be completed in residence.

A student must earn a grade point average of at least 2.00 in courses taken at the University and counted towards the minor requirements.

Primatology Minor

This transcript-recognized minor is designed for students with an interest in primate behavior and ecology, including studnts with majors focused on organismal biology, psychology, human ecology, and ethology.

To enroll in this minor, students should contact the undergraduate advisor in his/her major department. For questions about this minor, please contact Dr. Rebecca Lewis or Dr. Tony Di Fiore.

Requirements Hours
ANT 301 Biological/Physical Anthropology 3
And twelve hours from the following:
ANT 310L Topic: Primate Cognition 3
ANT 432L Primate Anatomy 4
ANT 346L Primate Social Behavior 3
ANT 346M Comparitive Primate Ecology 3
ANT 347C Methods in Primate Biology 3
ANT 348K Topic 10: Primate Conservation 3
ANT 348K Topic 12: Sex and Human Nature 3
ANT 350C Primate Sensory Ecology 3
ANT 351E Primate Evolution 3
TOTAL HOURS 15

A minimum of nine hours must be upper-division.

A minimum of nine hours must be completed in residence.

A student must earn a grade point average of at least 2.00 in courses taken at the University and counted towards the minor requirements.


The transcript-recognized undergraduate minor must be completed in conjunction with an undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information regarding the requirements for a transcript-recognized minor, including a comprehensive list of minors, please visit the Minors and Certificate Programs section of the Undergraduate Catalog.