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Minor in Anthropology


Anthropology studies humans throughout time, from evolution to present day. It sparks our curiosity and seeks to answer the questions we’ve always wondered, like where we come from and what it means to be human.

The anthropology minor at Illinois State takes a deep dive into these questions and the journey to get answers is fascinating. You’ll learn how anthropology has major impacts on issues we face today, such as poverty, health, and social justice.

As an anthropology minor, you’ll study cultures, language, and artifacts from the ancient past. You’ll also get a solid foundation in human behavior. Our program looks at historical events and environmental factors that influence how people behave.

Why Study Anthropology?

An anthropology minor pairs well with lots of majors. It gives you a solid foundation to be successful in any future career.

Anthropology helps you better understand people, a trait any successful leader needs. We’ll also help you develop the skills employers seek. You'll leave our program knowing how to solve problems, analyze information, communicate, and write.

Anthropology at Illinois State includes diverse topics and areas of focus. Our courses dive into interesting aspects of biology, history, social science, and humanities. This gives you a well-rounded and engaging learning experience.

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on

Application Period

Applications always accepted. 

If you are interested in a minor in anthropology, contact (309) 438-8669.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Ryan Gray  Schroeder Hall 344  (309) 438-8669