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Cultural Anthropology

Both undergraduate and graduate students can focus on cultural anthropology methods and concepts. Learn more about cultural and linguistic anthropology at Northwestern.

Undergraduate opportunities

Review all undergraduate anthropology courses.

Graduate program


PhD students pursuing cultural anthropology must take three courses in addition to the department’s core requirements. Cultural anthropology faculty will provide an approved list of course; you can also petition to have another course count toward this requirement. (You do not need to take all three courses simultaneously; you must take three approved course by the end of your course of study.) 

Medical Anthropology

Undergraduates interested in medical anthropology can find out more on our career paths page. Graduate students can concentrate in Medical Anthropology through our Graduate Program in Medical Anthropology. Learn more about our joint PhD/MPH degree program.