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Anthropology at the University of Michigan emphasizes four-field training. Our majors gain anthropological understanding of the human condition through exposure to Anthropological Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology.

Many students, however, take our courses to supplement other majors or out of general interest and have less need for four-field training. Academic minors in anthropology may benefit these students, providing structure to their course elections, and allowing thoughtful integration of anthropology into their academic plans. The department offers three minors: Anthropology (tracks in Archaeological, Sociocultural, and Linguistic Anthropology), Biological Anthropology, and Medical Anthropology.