Anthropology’s four branches
Archaeology examines peoples and cultures of the past.
- Biological Anthropology
Biological anthropology specializes in evolution, genetics, and health.
- Cultural Anthropology
Cultural anthropology studies human societies and elements of cultural life.
- Linguistic Anthropology
Linguistic anthropology is a concentration of cultural anthropology that focuses on language in society.
A holistic approach
Northwestern’s Department of Anthropology is committed to fostering an integrated four-field program. We strive to establish strong subfields and emphasize the bridges between them.
Within Northwestern, these points of connection occur frequently, through field-research collaborations, our departmental colloquia, graduate seminars, and more.