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Understand Humanity to Evolve It

Whether you want to study real human skeletons or learn about human identity through the lens of common connections, an Associate in Arts in Anthropology introduces you to all of these possibilities.

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 and the influence of the environment.

You learn to observe, question and apply your learnings in forensics, archeology and even the tech industry to expand our understanding of the world.

What can you do with an A.A. in Anthropology?

An Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Anthropology reveals the forces that shape human experience are not about what you find, but what you find out. This investigation can happen in a Central American rainforest, the archives of a museum or a classroom down the street.

With additional education, you can have a career in:

  • academia and research
  • historic preservation and museums
  • international development and aid
  • law  
  • healthcare

Start right away with your associate degree in roles such as:

  • archaeological technician
  • humanitarian aid worker
  • census field representative
  • data entry


  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.

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Anthropology at CLC

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An Associate in Arts in anthropology is just one possible way to study Education and Social Sciences. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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