The Department of Anthropology offers both a B.A. and a B.S. degree for majors in anthropology. Either degree may be obtained with honors and can be used to gain certification to teach social sciences at the junior and senior high school levels.
The department also offers a minor in anthropology, which should be of special interest to students in art history, biological sciences, business management, foreign languages and literature, geology, humanities, social sciences, and visual communications.
Some of the department's lower division courses can be used by non-majors toward fulfilling the distributive studies area requirements in the university's general education program.
The department participates in the interdisciplinary minors in black studies, international studies, Latino/Latin American studies, linguistics, Southeast Asian studies, urban studies, and women's studies.
Assistant Chairperson Dr. Leila Porter is the undergraduate advisor. You can set up an appointment with her by calling 815-753-0246.
Program Information 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog