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Student Resources

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This page shares some information that might be useful to those interested in anthropology and for our current students and alumni. But, anthropology at DePaul is much more dynamic than this webpage! The Department of Anthropology uses social media to stay connected to its students and alumni. Our three accounts all share the same content, and we regularly post information about lectures and programs open to students; opportunities for internships, travel and research; funding opportunities through scholarships, grants, and research assistantships; and general news and happenings in our Anthropology community at DePaul. Please follow us on your preferred social media platform:

Facebook: @DePaulAnthropology
Instagram: depaulanthropology
Twitter: @DePaulAnthro

And, if you have anything you’d like to share – from a class, an accomplishment, an anthro-related event, just let Shirley Turner ( or Jane Baxter, Chair of the Department of Anthropology ( know and we will be sure to make sure our entire DePaul Anthro community hears about it.

Anthropology is an excellent foundation for many careers as it emphasizes cross-cultural understanding and communication. Learning to understand human communities, societies, and cultures, developing competency in qualitative research methods, and developing an understanding of how to apply theoretical ideas to analyze community issues and help solve problems are widely transferable skills. Our graduates go on to any number of career paths. Many students go to MA programs in fields such as archaeology, business, geography (GIS), and museum studies or specialized programs such as Master of Public Health or Master of Social Work. Others go on to pursue PhD’s in one field of anthropology or another, and some go on to law school.

Many of our students make their careers using their undergraduate degree from DePaul with no further training needed. Some of our former majors work in market research, UX research, and cultural resource management, while others work at for not-for-profits, teach English in other countries, run art galleries, and serve as rangers in the National Parks system. There are so many options for anthropology majors! We actively work with the DePaul Career Center in many of our courses and encourage students to work with their advising staff to identify internships, find employment and create long term plans. Here’s a short bullet list of more common employment outcomes for anthropology majors.

  • research and work in museums
  • cultural resource management
  • environmental and park services
  • advertising, marketing and public relations
  • human resources management
  • public health and health care
  • community services and organizing
  • design research
  • law
  • not-for-profit organizations

The DePaul Anthropology Student Organization (ASO) is an official student organization at DePaul University. This student-run organization is open to all students interested in anthropology, and not just anthropology majors and minors. The organization hosts anthropological and social events during the academic year. Follow ASO on social media and look for announcements of events on the department social media accounts. 

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DePaul University has its own chapter of the national anthropology honors society Lambda Alpha.

Zeta Chapter of Illinois was founded at DePaul University in June of 2007 and each year new members are added by invitation only. Members are eligible to publish in the Lambda Alpha journal and apply for undergraduate and graduate scholarships, as well as being able to wear the insignia of the organization as a symbol of their academic accomplishments.