Anthropology can take you anywhere you want to go!  Anthropology seeks to understand diverse cultures and studies the origin, development and behavior of humans throughout time.  Four subfields include archaeology, linguistics, cultural and biological anthropology with new specializations including environmental and medical anthropology.  As a holistic discipline, anthropology embraces both the humanities and sciences. A minor in anthropology fits well with many diverse disciplines such as health care, law, biology, art, education, psychology, and more.


Interested in Anthropology? Complete a short form and a member of the Welcome Center will follow up with you right away!

Request InfoAttend an Info Session

Contact us

Prospective new students contact the Welcome Center for one-on-one help applying to Olympic College.

Current and returning students contact the Advising Center to connect with a Student Success Coach or your Faculty Advisor.

Academic Program

Olympic College offers a series of Anthropology courses that you can take as distribution requirements and electives towards your Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA): Anthropology.

Anthropology Courses

Group of artifact asian pottery shards and bricks uncovered from the ground in a dig site

The Yama Project

The OC Archaeology Field School worked with the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum to create the Yama Project; surveying, mapping and partially excavating Nagaya and the Yama village, telling the story of Japanese immigrants working at the booming Port Blakely Mill in the 1880's.

Transfer & Career Info

Faculty Advisor

Every student is assigned an advising team consisting of your Student Success Coach and Faculty Advisor. Your Faculty Advisor is determined once you decide on your specific academic program. The following professor is the Faculty Advisor for Anthropology.

Academic Division

Anthropology is part of the Social Sciences & Humanities Division (SSH). Visit the SSH Division webpage for more info, including support resources and services, and contact info for division staff and the dean. The Social Sciences & Humanities Division can assist you with: 

  • Advising
  • Connecting with faculty
  • Finding campus resources
  • Support for procedural processes such as a grade appeal or student complaint