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MCC-Blue River: Melissa Eaton 816.604.6621
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Anthropology is the study of human in the present and the past. Within the field of anthropology, there are four specialties:

  • cultural anthropologists intensively and comparatively study human cultures throughout the world,
  • physical anthropologists who study the biological complexities of human development and structure,
  • linguistic anthropologists that study the development, structure and social uses for human communication,
  • and archaeologists who excavate the remains of past societies.

The interdisciplinary nature of anthropology crosses into related fields of sociology, biology, economics, political science, geology, and history.

Many students of anthropology seek careers in:

  • Social services
  • Corporate or Government analyst
  • Educational planning
  • Economic development
  • Department of Defense, FBI, and law enforcement
  • Applied physical anthropology and forensics
  • Medical researcher
  • Archaeology and historic preservation
  • Park ranger
  • Museum studies
  • Teaching

Our anthropology program is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. This degree gives you a solid two-year background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows 17 hours of elective courses that let you home in on your specific interests.

Transfer Credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.