The Anthropology program provides students with a core curriculum designed to help students understand the broad scope of anthropology as a comparative science. It covers the key theoretical approaches and insights inform anthropology, as well as the role of anthropological theory and research methods in understanding the bio-cultural nature of out species. Students will learn legal, operational, and ethical dimensions of applied anthropological work, as well as contextualize contemporary social and cultural differences. 

Core Anthropology classes include:

  • Biological Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Archaeology and Cultural Prehistory

Related electives include:

  • Physical Geology
  • Introduction to the History & Philosophy of Science
  • Native People of North America
  • World Religions & Spirituality 
  • Ethnicity & Ethnic Relations in America
  • Intercultural Communications

Anthropology Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

Associate’s Level: 
Bachelor’s Level:
Master’s/Doctorate Level:
Administrative Assistant Teach outside of USA College Professor
Grant writing Peace Corps Archaeologist
Assistant Social Worker Int'l Development Research Linguist
Assistant w/ Survey or Census Archaeological Technician Primatologist
Research Assistant Human Resources Museum Curator; Historic preservation
Museum Employee Marketing/Public Relations Forensic Specialist

Students successfully completing the Anthropology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree have a solid foundation for pursuing further education in Anthropology or related field. This AA-T degree is specifically designed to streamline transfer to CSU, see for details. We also offer transfer preparation to the  UC system, as well as many private and out of state schools. Please see a  counselor  to determine the best route for your specific goals.

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