Minor in Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology at its core is the study of human cultures. Throughout history, human groups have employed a variety of methods to deal with the complexities of social life, social order, and social change.

Skills and Methods

Webster's Anthropology program will help you develop a multicultural understanding of the historical and current human experience, as well as the analytical skills necessary for critically evaluating the diversity of human belief systems, past and present.

You will use approaches that range from the scientific to the philosophical, from the experimental to the theoretical. Through these methods you will develop and apply problem-solving skills that will help you think analytically and to communicate clearly and persuasively throughout your life and career.

Careers in Anthropology

Anthropology graduates pursue a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities, from law school or governmental professions to sociological research, business or academic careers. Some pursue careers in teaching, social service, museums, historical societies, nonprofit organizational settings, or corporations, while others are preparing for admission to graduate and professional training programs.

Early in your enrollment, a faculty advisor will help you assess and plan your program of study, focusing on your specific academic and career goals.

With a minimum of 42 credit hours in the program, you will study human societies from perspectives such as culture, gender, evolution and family structures. The interdisciplinary design of the anthropology major means you will be able to approach these subjects from a variety of disciplines such as sociology and psychology.

The following apply to all minors:

  • A minor must be comprised of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University.
  • No course counted toward a major can also count toward a minor.
  • Students may have a major and a minor within the same department; they may not major and minor within the same area of emphasis.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course they wish to apply toward a minor.

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