Anthropology is the study of humans 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 or biological anthropologists who study the biological complexities of human development and structure
  • linguistic anthropologists that study the development, structure, and social uses for human communication
  • archaeologists who excavate the remains of past societies

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

Many students of anthropology seek careers in:

  • Applied physical anthropology and forensics
  • Medical researcher
  • Archaeology and historic preservation
  • Park ranger
  • Museum studies
  • Teaching
  • Community health
  • Social services and social work
  • Corporate or government analyst
  • Educational planning
  • Economic development
  • Department of defense, FBI and law enforcement

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 to let you hone in on your specific interests. Anthropology classes can be taken as a social/behavioral science and as diversity courses as part of a degree plan.

Career and salary information

Visit the MoSCORES website for information on MCC's programs, including length, credit hours, and wage and employment data. Search Metropolitan Community College. Note: The historical data listed is informational and can vary based on the number of credit hours students earn, local wage conditions and other factors.

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. 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.

The following courses are part of Missouri's Core-42 Transfer Library: ANTH 100 and ANTH 110 and will transfer to any public college or university in the state.

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