About the Department
Welcome to the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University. Our department, founded in 1938, is home to an accomplished community of faculty members who bring their expertise to our courses, academic programs, and research opportunities.
Our department favors a holistic approach to anthropology, one that emphasizes the bridges between the discipline’s subfields: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology.
The department has a special interdisciplinary and cross-school role to play in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) and the larger University. Our work frequently intersects with Northwestern’s Program of African Studies, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Geography Program.
Students can explore anthropology through our courses or one of our programs:
- Undergraduate Major
- Undergraduate Minor
- Undergraduate Concentration in Human Biology
- PhD Program (including an optional, non-terminal Master’s Degree)
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