Within the field of anthropology, there are four specialties:
The interdisciplinary nature of anthropology crosses into related fields of sociology, biology, economics, art, biology, chemistry, political science, geology, psychology and history.
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.
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.
Many students of anthropology seek careers in:
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.
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.