Anthropology

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:

Associates Level:
Bachelors Level:
Masters/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  www.adegreewithaguarantee.com 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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