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College of Arts & Sciences

The Medical Anthropology Minor provides students with an introduction to this subfield of anthropology, which examines how biology, along with society and culture, shape health and disease. Students interested in learning about differences and similarities in human biology through time and cross-culturally can select courses from the perspective of biological anthropology. Those who are interested in learning about how society, culture, and the environment influence health care, wellness and health-related behaviors can select courses from the perspective of cultural anthropology. Another option is to select both biological anthropology and cultural anthropology courses to receive training in the biocultural perspective. Through this minor students interested in any health science field will develop critical thinking skills necessary for working in healthcare and with patients from diverse national and ethnic backgrounds.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in Medical Anthropology can speak with their major advisor for approval and to add the minor to their academic record.

See the curriculum and course options for the Medical Anthropology minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.