About the Department

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About the Department

Anthropology at NIU is relatively small and student oriented. Upper division classes generally have fewer then 20 students. There is an active Anthropology Club and numerous opportunities to work closely with professors (including summer field schools).

Our undergraduate students have done fieldwork in Southeast Asia, Europe, Madagascar, Haiti, Sicily, New Mexico, Mexico and Central America. While relatively small, anthropology at NIU is large enough to provide students with a broad quality education in all aspects of anthropology.

Many NIU faculty members are among the top professionals in their respective fields. NIU anthropologists have been featured in National Geographic, the New York Times, Nova, New Explorers with Bill Curtis, Scientific American, as well as numerous professional journals. All of these resources are right here for you at NIU.

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