Declaring a Major or Minor in Anthropology


To declare an Anthropology major or minor, make an appointment to meet with the Anthropology Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Kim Vinson ( 

During the meeting, the Academic Advisor will:


Learning Objectives of Anthropology Undergraduate Program

In an increasingly interconnected world, understanding the cultures of others is of paramount importance. Anthropology is the core academic discipline to teach students about culture and behavior in a global context. USC Anthropology is fortunate to reside in perhaps the most internationally diverse, cosmopolitan cities of the world. 

The learning objectives of an Anthropology major at USC include:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, questions and theoretical approaches in anthropology.
  • Apply anthropological concepts to the description and analysis of social life and human experience.
  • Perform ethnographic and qualitative research. 
  • Acquire skills in critical thinking and expository writing based on analysis, evidence and intercultural understanding.
  • Learn abilities necessary to successfully operate and negotiate across cultural differences. 


Contact Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Kim Vinson ( if you have questions about the majoring or minoring in Anthropology.

  • Department of Anthropology
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Ave.,Suite 352
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-2537