Working with the YMCA

Dr. Hilton's Class

Northern Michigan University social work students teamed up with the YMCA of Marquette to learn about applying the skills they learn in the classroom to the local community, to learn more click here.

Department Program Options

sociology students with instructor

anthropology students in Peru




News and Information
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New Faculty Members

The Sociology and Anthropology Department is proud to announce the addition of two new Assistant Professors. Dr. Yan Ciupak and Dr. Guðmundur "Gummi" Oddsson are officially a part of the Sociology and Anthropology team and will begin teaching classes in the Fall. We're excited to have them with us!

Welcome Yan and Guðmundur!

Anthropology News

Dr. Alex Ruuska, cultural anthropologist has been awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. In addition to teaching, Dr. Ruuska has contributed to revitalizing the anthropology program at NMU and maintains an active research agenda.

Outstanding graduate

Archeology Summer Field School

AN 355: Summer Field School is in session!

From May 18th to June 14th, archaeologist and professor Dr. Scott Demel will be leading students in excavating a multi-component site on Beaver Island, MI. With hands-on experience, students will gain valuable archaeology skills as well as academic credits. Stay tuned for updates and photos of our favorite archaeologists!


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Academic Program Videos

Sociology Student TalkingStudents talk about their experiences and opportunities within the major of Sociology and Anthropology.