Why should you minor in Anthropology? Anthropology is one of the few branches of learning that approaches human questions from historical, biological, linguistic and cultural perspectives. The study of Anthropology prepares students for excellent jobs and opens doors to numerous career paths, and a minor in Anthropology allows a student to study aspects of the field that especially interests them. The course of study provides global information and thinking skills crucial to succeeding in the 21st-century economy whether in business, research, teaching, advocacy, or public service. A minor in Anthropology is an ideal complement to virtually any major at UNLV.


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Learning Outcomes

Inquiry and Critical Thinking

  1. Students will be able to relate theory to empirically grounded research that will help to equip them for an era of globalization in which they will need to understand and interact with societies and cultures beyond their own.

Global/Multicultural Knowledge and Awareness 

  1. Students will be able to discuss the importance of the astounding variety of human cultures and describe the principles anthropologists employ for studying them.
  2. Students will be able to explain fundamental cultural themes in at least one society other than their own, and their relationship to the dynamics of social organization.

Career Possibilities

An Anthropology minor, like an Anthropology major can prepare students for a large number of careers because of the general background on human behavior gained from this degree.


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Department of Anthropology

Anthropology focuses on the spectrum of the human experience from the past to the present. With a comprehensive and well-integrated curriculum, the Department of Anthropology teaches and trains students in a way that balances methodological and theoretical approaches in anthropology. Our courses and research programs are relevant on local and global scales, and we provide students with an insightful understanding of our shared humanity and diversity human cultures around the world.


College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts offers students a well-rounded education in the humanities and social sciences. Students develop strong analytical and communication skills for a lifetime of learning and discovery that can be applied to a wide variety of careers.