Why choose our Anthropology program?

The study of anthropology exposes students to cultural similarities and differences worldwide with respect to kinship, marriage, economics, politics, religion and social equality. The program introduces students to the physical evolution of humans from the earliest hominid forms to modern groups. Drawing from biological, geological and anthropological data, the various forces acting upon human evolutionary development are explained. As students advance through the program, completing the anthropology courses, they are introduced to the study of archaeology and learn the techniques and methods used at excavation sites which contribute data that supports the cultural life of past societies.

What are the degree options?

  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences Option, Associate in Arts
  • Anthropology, Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Social and Behavioral Sciences option is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. With careful planning the student will be able to complete lower division transfer preparation while concurrently completing the Associate in Arts degree.

Social and Behavioral Sciences courses explore the relationships between individual human behavior and the development and transformation of human cultural, social, political, and economic institutions. Courses in this option explore the theoretical foundations and core concepts and methods underlying the study of human institutions from a western and non-western perspective. Transfer majors appropriate for this option include but are not limited to: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

What can I do with my degree?

Generally, anthropologist positions are filled by candidates with a doctorate degree. Anthropologist specialize in physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, or cultural anthropology. Specialists in this field find positions as archaeologists, professors, government and corporate consultants, forensic anthropologist, and museum curators.

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