The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

DePaul University, Anthropology Program
2343 N Racine Chicago IL 60614-3107 UNITED STATES
Phone+1 773.325.4757
Phone 3+1 773.325.4500
General Description / Special Programs

DePaul's undergraduate program in Anthropology is designed to involve students with engaged anthropological practice in both ethnography and archaeology. Our curriculum emphasizes experiential learning, community engagement, and an understanding of theory and ethics as applied in anthropological research. Over thirty long and short term study abroad programs are available, ( as are internships at cultural institutions across Chicago, and opportunities through the Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning & Community Service Studies (

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Degrees Offered Anthropology BA major, minor; Archaeology minor; Medical Anthropology minor; Museum Studies minor.
Highest Degree Offered BA/BS
Certificate Field Areas
Museum Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Requirements
13 courses in anthropology, second-year level foreign language encouraged.
Experience Offered
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info <p>Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Oriental Institute, DePaul University Internship Program.</p>
Support Opportunities <p>McNair Fellowships, Mead-Stolley Endowed Scholarship Fund, conference travel support</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>Archaeology lab, bio-anthropology lab, and extensive computer facilities.</p>
Library Resources Extensive study collection. Borrowing privileges with University of Illinois system. Specialized study collections available through Newberry Library, Field Museum of Natural History, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Historical Society, Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, and the Brookfield and Lincoln Park Zoos.
Certs Offered 1
Chicago Association of Practicing Anthropologists; Field Museum of Natural History; DePaul University Art Museum; The Art Institute of Chicago; Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: <p>Offered during regular and summer academic terms: Anthropology through Film, Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Food and Culture, and World Prehistory.</p>
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Student Organization open to students interested in community building within the major; Lambda Alpha chapter (Zeta of Illinois)
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1