The minor in Anthropology is a valuable complement to any major, and is for students who would like to learn an anthropological perspective but not become a major. We offer a well-rounded minor based on the foundations of the three subfields of anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology), while giving students an opportunity to take courses focused on their interests. Our program encourages field-based learning, data-oriented research, and a solid grounding in the theoretical constructs and ethics of the discipline. Students who are interested in developing a multifaceted understanding of human diversity steeped in time, multicultural ethnographic comparisons, and the science of our physical form will find a variety of opportunities in our curriculum. The anthropological perspective is well-suited to professional careers and for fostering an acceptance of others in an increasingly global and diverse society.  

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the minor in Anthropology and the courses offered in the program.

Anthropology, Minor

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Anthropology at (773) 442-5860.

Anthropology Department Homepage

About Northeastern

Northeastern Illinois University is home to students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

We offer an education with value.

Apply to Northeastern