Anthropology is the study of humankind everywhere throughout time, emphasizing the importance of culture. Develop your knowledge and skills to understand and improve your personal, relational and professional experience.
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Anthropology Designation

Associate of Arts Degree | 60-61 Credits
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
the study of humankind
Learn about Cultures, Past and Present

Anthropology is the study of humankind everywhere throughout time, emphasizing the importance of culture. Anthropology is the “science of humanity,” or the study of humankind - past and present - building upon knowledge from social and biological sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.

In this program, you’ll learn about the human animal, where we come from, the places we live, and the differences and variations in our species from our beginnings in Africa to our current state of civilization.

Learn about cultures - past and present - and look into the reasons for conflict, violence, religion, beliefs, and so much more about what makes us unique on Earth.

CCD Anthropology student at a dig site
More Information About the Program

Academic support is provided through CCD's Excel Zone, which helps students succeed by offering a variety of learning opportunities. We are located on campus on the 4th floor of the Confluence building.

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers 100 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
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Some programs and/or courses may require additional fees in addition to the base tuition and fees. High-cost course fees are used to support the maintenance and development of the course labs and are embedded within your general tuition.

The following courses have additional fees: 

ANT 1005

View the 2024-2025 Course Specific Fees

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Learn More!

This program is a guaranteed transfer (GT) program.

GT programs enable all college students to complete their first two years of college here at CCD and then transfer to any public college in Colorado as a junior. It is called the DWD program (Degrees with Designation). This program saves you money and time.

A Two-Year Degree from CCD Can Lead to a Four-Year Degree from:   

  • Colorado State University - Ft. Collins
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

What Can I Do with My Major?

Employment of anthropologists and archeologists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Prospective anthropologists and archeologists will likely face strong competition for jobs because of the small number of positions relative to applicants.

An A.A. degree with a behavioral science emphasis prepares you for a variety of jobs. Positions as professional anthropologists, psychologists or sociologists generally require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and usually a graduate degree in that specific field.

  • Mental Health Counselor Aides    
  • Residential Managers in Group Homes    
  • Assistant Social Services Directors in Aging Agencies    
  • Day Care Centers    
  • Domestic Violence Shelters    
  • Youth Programs    
  • Assisted-Living Facilities    
  • Sales    
  • Customer service    
  • Marketing

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

The median annual wage for anthropologists and archeologists with a master's degree was $63,800 in May 2023.

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Important Dates
Faculty & Staff
Ann McCalley, Ph.D.
Dean of Instruction, Social Behavioral Science and Public Safety & Legal Services (Interim)
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Casey Casler
Department Chair & Assistant Professor, Psychology, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies
Jeffery D. Froyd
Professor, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology and Women's Studies
Kat Reinhardt
Academic Advisor
Alexandra Wong
Assistant Professor, Anthropology