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Anthropology is a discipline concerned with people in their entirety: our evolution and physical variation, the remnants of our prehistoric past, the cultural and linguistic diversity of human societies past and present.

Why Study Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of people. It is also the collective name for a group of humanistic and biological sciences. The four major fields in anthropology: archaeology, anthropological linguistics, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology. An anthropologist asks the questions and studies: "What does it means to be human?" "Why does a group behave in a particular way?" "What events in history have shaped the behavior of a group of people?" "What environmental factors have influenced why people act the way they do?"

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) 438-5201 or (309) 438-2111.

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