College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Anthropology
Anthropology is the comparative study of humanity, focusing on people in all places and throughout history and prehistory. Courses engage students in the analysis of beliefs, values, and practices from a perspective that understands societies on their own terms. This perspective includes comparing the similarities and differences among different groups and appreciating and valuing different ways of living. Students study other cultures in order to learn more about their own. This curriculum affords students the opportunity to see the interaction between “what we know” and “what we do” that lies at the heart of the study of humanity.
One of the unique features of the anthropology program at DePaul is the research experience students acquire outside the classroom—in Chicago. Courses explore cultural anthropology and archaeology.
Combined Degree Programs
The curriculum in the BA in Anthropology is a convenient, fast-track option for transfer students. The entire major can be accomplished in two years, especially if all of your IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative) courses have been completed at your current school. If not, other courses you have taken can contribute to the requirements for a BA in Anthropology at DePaul. Learn more about how your completed courses transfer.