Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.A. Degree
The 90 credit Associate in Arts transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year intuitions and prepares students for a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology. Anthropology is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Communication, Gender and Women’s Studies, Linguistics, Ethic Studies, Ethnomusicology, Urban Planning, Medicine, Forensics, Law, International Studies, International Business, and Environmental Studies.
Anthropology — What is it?
Anthropology is the study of human and non-human primates biologically, socially, and culturally at all times and in all places. Anthropology has four major areas of study: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. It is through the investigation of each of these areas, and their influence on each other, that anthropologists attempt to holistically understand human cultural and physical diversity and their continuous adaption to the environment.
Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology?
Students who major in Anthropology gain knowledge and skills in participant observation data collection, interviewing techniques, object recognition and cataloging, data analysis, cognitive mapping and cross-cultural communication that can be applied to a wide variety of careers. For example, anthropologist become archaeologists, forensic specialists, primatologist, linguists, professors, consultants, researcher/project managers for social, health and economic studies, advocates for indigenous people, curators of museums, urban planners, police workers, social workers, lawyers, journalists, etc.
Potential employers include:
Federal, State and Local Governments, Colleges and Universities, Museums, Private Archaeology Companies, Primates Research Centers, Hospitals, Research Institutes specializing in health, genetics, public opinion polls, etc., Human Services Agencies, Law Firms, Police Departments, Private and Non-Profit Organizations, Internet, Radio, and TV Communication Companies. For more, please visit Career Counseling.
Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?
An Associate Degree from Shoreline makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. Please visit our transfer agreements page for a list of those options. For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.