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Building a global perspective on humanity

With an emphasis on understanding the cultures and societies of our world, the anthropology minor is a great complement to numerous fields of study, including biology, geography, history, psychology and sociology. Anthropology builds a foundation for understanding the diversity of our world, which will prepare you for personal and professional success in our multicultural, globalized society.

Program requirements

The anthropology minor at Missouri State University is an 18-hour program focusing on the four areas of anthropological study:

  • Archaeology
  • Biological anthropology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Linguistic anthropology


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Social Work

Complete 18 hours in Anthropology including at least 12 hours of coursework numbered 300 or higher.

Adding a minor

The anthropology minor can be added to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Social Work degree. To add a minor, visit the Academic Advising and Transfer Center in University Hall 109.