The Department of Anthropology offers an anthropology minor, which complements any career in which understanding human behavior is important. It is especially relevant to business majors and pre-professional students preparing for careers in law, medicine, or social work. Anthropology minors learn many useful skills including cultural competency, critical thinking, research design, and professional writing skills that are increasing in demand in private-public, and non-profit organizations. Many students minor in anthropology simply because they find that learning about the human species is interesting and enjoyable.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.