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About the Program

Anthropology is a transfer program housed in the Social Science Division. Transfer programs are for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree. Some students take anthropology courses to fulfill the social science requirement for a transfer degree, others take anthropology courses as part of a plan to major in anthropology. Many students also take anthropology courses as electives.

What Is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of human similarities and differences in all times and in all places. It involves the study of biology, culture and society, language, the influence of the environment and even includes the investigation of some non-humans (apes, monkeys and hominins) to enrich our evolutionary understanding.

The discipline includes four interrelated subfields: archaeological, cultural, linguistic and physical (or biological) anthropology. This focus is currently expanding to include additional specializations like applied anthropology, forensics and medical anthropology.

Careers

Careers in Anthropology

Successful anthropology majors typically go on to pursue graduate study. Anthropologists enjoy careers in academia, historic preservation, international development and aid, law, medicine, museums and government. To learn more about anthropology careers:

Programs

Program Options

In the anthropology program, you can enroll in courses in archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and cross-cultural relationships as well as an Introduction to Anthropology course. Of particular note is our Archaeology Field and Lab Methods course which offers various on-site excavation opportunities, including the CLC-sponsored Southern Costa Rica Archaeology Project.

Transfer Degree

The Associate in Arts transfer degree is typically completed in two years and provides the foundation for a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year institution.

Learn more about the Anthropology courses and program options.

Why Choose CLC?

Why Choose CLC?

One of the strengths of CLC’s anthropology program is that we frequently involve students in empirical research, which has led to opportunities for students to participate in conference presentations and co-publication opportunities. Research opportunities sometimes involve local projects. Additionally, we offer an international archaeological field school in southern Central America. Read more about the Costa Rica project.