Minors & Certificate | Department of Anthropology

Minors & Certificate

Anthropology Minor

Updated for Catalog 2020
The Anthropology Minor requires completion of 18 hours:

  • ANTH 1010
  • ANTH 2300
  • ANTH 4011
  • 3 hours from ANTH 3***/4*** level courses
  • 6 hours from any level of ANTH courses

NOTE: Advanced standing or consent of the department is a prerequisite for enrollment in 3000 and 4000 level courses.

Medical Anthropology Minor

Program Description

The Medical Anthropology Minor Program at UNT will provide non-Anthropology major students with broad training covering the breadth of the field. The objective of the program is to train future medical anthropologists, physicians, nurses, PA's, and other health professionals to recognize and understand the complex relationships that exist between social, cultural, psychological, biological, economic, and environmental determinants and health, and to analyze and evaluate how contemporary health services are organized and delivered. Students minoring in medical anthropology will be introduced to the literature and methods of medical anthropology, and topics such as the social history of sickness and medicine, medical ethics, complementary and alternative therapies, and the medical humanities.

We anticipate that such a minor will enable students to become competitive, humanistic applicants to programs that continue their graduate education, such as medical school, nursing school, physician assistant programs, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, or graduate programs in anthropology, sociology, international and public health, community development, and more. Within the Medical Anthropology Minor Program, some flexibility is built in to allow students to choose from a diversity of advanced support courses in Sociology, Applied Gerontology, Psychology, Biology, and Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Program Curriculum

Foundation Courses (3 credit hours)
Choose 1 of these courses:

  • ANTH 1010 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 1100 World Cultures
  • ANTH 2300 Culture and Society

Core Courses (3 credit hours)
Choose 1 of these courses:

  • ANTH 4200 Health, Healing, and Culture: Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 4220 Anthropology in Public Health

Advanced Electives (12 credit hours)
The student may choose from 4 of the following courses to fulfill this requirement. Other courses from the Undergraduate catalog may be substituted with permission of the Medical Anthropology Minor Advisor:


  • ANTH 4210-001 Culture and Human Sexuality
  • ANTH 4230 Psychological Anthropology

Applied Gerontology

  • AGER 3480 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
  • AGER 4750 Sexuality and Aging

Behavior Analysis

  • BEHV 3200 Science, Skepticism, and Weird Behavior


  • BIOL 2301 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2311 Human Anatomy and Physiology I - Laboratory
  • BIOL 3350 Human Heredity (providing course prerequisites have been met)

Emergency Management and Disaster Science

  • EADP 4010 Public Health and Disasters
  • EADP 4050 Social Vulnerability in Disasters

Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation

  • HLTH 1100 School and Community Health Problems and Services
  • HLTH 1570 Environmental Health and Safety
  • HLTH 2000 Introduction to Public Health
  • HLTH 2200 Family Life and Human Sexuality
  • HLTH 2400 Introduction to Global Health
  • HLTH 4430 Planning, Administration and Evaluation of Health Programs

Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • PHIL 1400 Ethics and Society


  • PSYC 2580 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 3490 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 4020 Psychology of Death and Dying
  • PSYC 4300 Psychosocial Issues in HIV/ AIDS

Public Health

  • PUBH 1010 Introduction to Public Health
  • PUBH 3010 Social Justice and Behavioral Foundations in Public Health
  • PUBH 3020 Community Health Education
  • PUBH 3025 Environmental Health
  • PUBH 3030 Global Public Health
  • PUBH 4015 Ethics in Public Health
  • PUBH 4050 Public Health and Health Policy
  • PUBH 4060 Public Health Management and Leadership


  • SOCI 3110 Sociology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care
  • SOCI 3120 Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOCI 4250 Gender and Society
  • SOCI 4550 Sociology of Aging
  • SOCI 4750 World Population Trends and Problems

Certificate in Applied Anthropology

You can receive a certificate in applied anthropology. The certificate is 12 hours and includes:

  • ANTH 2300 Culture and Society
  • ANTH 4000 Applied Anthropology
  • Select 2 courses from:
    • 4200.001 Health, Healing, and Culture: Medical Anthropology
    • 4220.001 Anthropology in Public Health
    • 4230.001 Psychological Anthropology
    • 4300.001 Migrants and Refugees
    • 4400.001 Environmental Anthropology
    • 4601.001 Anthropology of Education
    • 4701.007 Anthropology of Business
    • 4701.008 Design Anthropology
    • 4701.027 Community Engagement Through Action
    • 4701.043 Environment, Culture, and Health
    • 4701.042 Human Rights Anthropology
    • 4701.045 Re-Thinking Borders and Belonging: Migration and Citizenship in the United States
    • 4760.001 Inequality, Social Justice, and the City
    • 4920 Cooperative Education in Anthropology (with department consent)

Keep track of your certificate progress with this Applied Anthropology Certificate Worksheet. If you have any questions, or wish to file for completion of the certificate, please make sure to make an appointment with Professor Nelson.

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