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
Many students of anthropology seek careers in:
Applied physical anthropology and forensics
Archaeology and historic preservation
Social services and social work
Corporate or government analyst
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.
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
Did you know that the skills learned in anthropology classes are valuable and in demand
in various careers? Even if your career goals are in science, healthcare, or business,
most career opportunities are positions that require cross-cultural awareness and
effective communication skills in diverse communities. These are skills that anthropology
courses are best-equipped to provide.
For many careers, a Bachelor's degree is a great starting point, which may be all
that is needed. For jobs specializing in Anthropology, teaching, and some research-based
careers, a Master's Degree (and sometimes a Ph.D.) would be required.
You should always check with the transferring institution you wish to transfer to
ensure your courses will be accepted. As mentioned above, both ANTH 100 (General Anthropology)
and ANTH 110 (Cultural Anthropology) are part of Missouri's Core-42 guaranteed transfer
program for other public Missouri institutions.