Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Why pursue an anthropology degree at North Central College?
You won’t simply explore the diversity of world culture in the classroom—you’ll witness it firsthand. You’ll have the chance to travel almost anywhere in the world through our robust study abroad program. And closer to home, you can research or intern at The Field Museum in Chicago, which is just a short train ride from campus. No matter how you build your anthropological expertise, you’ll do it with the personal attention and close collaboration of our outstanding faculty.
You can also:
- Apply for a Richter Grant to fund your research anywhere in the world.
- Travel to Guatemala during the College's D-Term with Enactus to study highland Maya culture while working with indigenous artists and farmers.
- Apply for the Mironda K. Heston Scholarship for Public Service, which funds international human service projects.
- Intern at The Field Museum in Chicago with a North Central alumna.
- Acquire the cultural competence necessary to thrive in increasingly globalized workplaces.
For additional programs and courses in this department, see
Anthropology Internships and Jobs
A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead.
- The Field Museum, Chicago
- Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitor Center in Nevada
- Foster care caseworker, Evangelical Family & Child Services, Wheaton, IL
Recent graduates in anthropology have been accepted at:
- University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
- Cambridge University
- University of Chicago
- University of Louisville
Recent graduates in anthropology include:
- Library assistant, University of Chicago
- National Archives employee, Great Lakes Branch, Chicago
- After-school children’s club coordinator for refugee children, World Relief, Aurora, IL
- Fair trade importer, WorldFinds, Westmont, IL
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