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Anthropology Minor


The goal of the Minor in Anthropology is to broaden and support a student's major area of study. The Anthropology Minor develops cross-cultural sensitivity and an awareness of broader social structures that impact individuals and communities. During this education process students learn to broker between different peoples, which is essential to all job skills. The program at KPU provides background enrichment in very diverse fields to allow students to thrive in the work and research environment.

The Minor in Anthropology enables students to acquire skills and a well-rounded knowledge base in both the general discipline of anthropology and a specific sub-field of study (i.e., archaeology and biological anthropology, or cultural anthropology) that suits their individual interests. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Anthropology must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses. 27 credits are required as follows:

All of:
  ANTH 1100 Social & Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
  ANTH 1200 Biological Anthropology 3 credits
  ANTH 1300 Archaeology 3 credits
At least one of:
  ANTH 2100 Methods & Ethics in Anthropology 3 credits
  ANTH 2217 Forensic Methods & Analysis 3 credits
  ANTH 2300 Archaeological Methods 3 credits
  ANTH 3301 Archaeological Methods for Cultural Resource Management 3 credits
  3 credits from a course in ANTH at the 2000 level 3 credits
  12 credits from courses in ANTH at the 3000 level or higher 12 credits


Note: Students may pursue a specialization with a focus on Social and Cultural Anthropology or with a focus on Archaeology and Biological Anthropology. Details are found on the department's website at

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor's degree, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Anthropology.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 120

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2017

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2018

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