Anthropology

Anthropology

Discover all aspects of humankind from human biology and ancestral fossils to languages, customs, and cultures of the world. Study anthropology in four branches: cultural (human societies and cultures), linguistic (languages), physical (evolution and the human body), and archaeological.

Careers in Government, Business, Education, Museums, and More

Anthropology can lead to a variety of careers. Work in diverse areas from curating museums to marketing.

  • Teach in higher education or research at a university.
  • Work in government in planning, research, and managerial positions.
  • Get a job in tech or business as a marketing and research analyst.
  • Become a museum archeologist. Work in a museum, zoo, or nature center.

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

An Anthropology major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Although College of Marin only focuses on 22 majors, transfer institutions often have hundreds of choices, giving students more options to find their best academic fit.

  • Search a list of anthropology related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions

Associate in Arts for Transfer (A.A.–T)

Total Major Units: 19—22


YEAR 1: First Semester
Courses Title Units
ENGL 150* Reading and Composition (IA) 4
MATH See a counselor for Math courses* 3 – 5
GE Select a GE course from CSU GE or IGETC. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 3
ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
YEAR 1: Second Semester
Courses Title Units
ENGL 151 or ENGL 155 IGETC AREA 1B or CSU GE AREA A3 3 – 4
MATH 115 or STAT 115 Probability and Statistics or Intro to Statistics 4
GE Select a GE course from CSU GE or IGETC. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 3 – 6
ANTH 101 Intro to Physical/Biological Anthropology 3
YEAR 2: Third Semester
Courses Title Units
GE Select a GE course from CSU GE or IGETC. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 3 – 9
ANTH 110 Intro to Archeology 3
MAJOR

Choose one to two courses from the following:

ANTH 205 Introduction to Research Methods
BIOL 120 Human Anatomy
GEOL 120 Physical Geology 3 And GEOL 120L Physical Geology Laboratory
GEOL 103 Environmental Geology
GEOG 125 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 – 5
YEAR 2: Fourth Semester
Courses Title Units
GE or Electives Select a GE course from CSU GE or IGETC. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 3 – 12
MAJOR

Choose one course from the following:

ANTH 103 Globalization and Peoples and Cultures of the World
ANTH 204 Native American Cultures
ANTH 208 Magic, Folklore and Healing
ANTH 215 Native Americans of California
GEOG 102 The Human Environment
HIST 214 History of Latin America
HUM 118 Introduction to World Religions
ETST 110 Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3
ETST 151 Native American History
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SPCH 128 Intercultural Communication

3
OPTIONAL: Summer Session
Courses Title Units
GE or Electives Select a GE course from CSU GE or IGETC. See a counselor to determine the right GE pattern for you. 3 – 6

*See a counselor to determine correct math and English courses. The correct math and English courses are determined by the assessment results and the student's major of choice.

Degree(s)
Associate in Arts Transfer