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Anthropology: Associate in Arts (AA)*

Anthropology is the study of humankind. It is a holistic discipline that is divided into four subfields: Archaeology, Cultural, Linguistics, and Biological. Four-year programs typically require Anthropology majors to take course work in each of the subfields.

Students who intend to major in Anthropology at a four-year institution should complete the requirements for an Associate in Arts Degree. Students should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution they plan to transfer to before finalizing their education plan. 

Good writing skills are essential and should be developed. Most undergraduate programs require at least one statistics course. Competence in one foreign language is also required for some undergraduate and most graduate programs.

Advisor / Program Contacts

Full Time Faculty
(360) 475-7111

Required & Prerequisite Courses

Additional Information

In addition to taking the above recommended courses, students can design courses to supplement the subfields of anthropology they are interested in. Contact the anthropology advisor for further information.

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