Anthropology Degrees

Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T) in Anthropology

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree (AA-T in Anthropology) is a 60 unit program which is designed to provide lower division education to students planning to transfer to a CSU institution in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology. Students who complete this program will be able to apply scientific methodologies, including descriptive, quantitative, or qualitative; and demonstrate a holistic perspective on cultural, environmental, and/or biological systems that addresses cultural values, change, and interactions.

Students must complete the following ADT requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses (9 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 2 Introduction to Archaeology 3 units
ANTH 3/H Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or Honors 3 units

List A: Select two from below (4 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
BIOL 10 Introduction to Biology 3 units
BIOL 10L Biology Lab 1 unit
MATH 10/H Elementary Statistics or Honors 4 units

List B: Select one from below or from List A not already used (4 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
GEOL 1A/H Physical Geology or Honors 4 units

List C: Select one from below or from List A or B not already used (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 4 Intro to Linguistic Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 55 Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion 3 units
GEOG 2 Intro Cultural Geography 3 units

Major Requirements: 18 – 19 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC Requirements: 37 – 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

Total CSU Transferable Units Required for the Degree and Transfer: 60 units

Associate of Arts Degree in Anthropology

After completing an Associate of Arts degree in Anthropology, a student will be able to:

  • Apply scientific methodologies, including descriptive, quantitative, or qualitative.
  • Demonstrate a holistic perspective on cultural, environmental, and/or biological systems that addresses cultural values, change, and interactions.

Required Core Courses: 9 units

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ANTH 1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 2 Introduction to Archaeology 3 units
ANTH 3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units

Elective Courses: at least 11 units

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
GEOG 1 Intro to Physical Geography 3 units
GEOG 2 Intro to Cultural Geography 3 units
HIST Any History Course 3 units
POLI 1 American Government 3 units
POLI 2 Comparative Governments 3 units
POLI 3 Intro to Political Science 3 units
POLI 4 International Relations 3 units
PSYC 1 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 2 Experimental Psychophysiology 4 units
PSYC 7 Physiological Psychology 3 units
PSYC 9 Intro to Psychology of Women 3 units
PSYC 12 Human Growth and Development 3 units
PSYC 25 Intro to Abnormal Psychology 3 units
SOCI 1 Intro to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 2 Social Problems 3 units
SOCI 20 American Race Relations 3 units
SOCI 40 Marriage and Family 3 units
SOCI 45 Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 units

Total Major Units: 20 units

Last Updated 11/12/19