Anthropology  is the study of "us" everywhere in time. This includes who we are biologically and culturally. Anthropologists do this by observing current cultures, studying skeletal material, and in the case of archaeologists, by digging up the past. The  Anthropology  Program at Columbia College introduces students to the four subfields of  Anthropology: archaeology, biological  anthropology , cultural  anthropology , and linguistics. Students receive a hands-on real-world approach to this incredibly fascinating field.

Core 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:

At the Associates Level:
At the Bachelors Level:
At the Master’s/Doctorate Level:

Administrative Assistant

Teach outside of USA

College Professor

Grant writing

Peace Corps


Assistant Social Worker

Int'l Development Research


Research Assistant

Human Resources


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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