Anthropology

Program of Study

Anthropology Designation

Curriculum
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online

About the Program

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, as well as differences and variations in our species from our beginnings in Africa to our current state of civilization. Learn about different cultures — past and present — and look into the reasons for conflict, violence, religion, and beliefs, and so much more about what makes us unique on Earth.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD's Excel Knowledge Zone

It helps students succeed by offering a variety of learning opportunities with three locations on campus:

  • Confluence Building, 4th Floor | The Main Zone
  • Cherry Creek Building, Rooms 205 & 210 | Career & Technical Education (CTE) Zone
  • Science Building, Room 1019 | The Science Zone

Available Online

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?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Course & Program Fees

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.

Course Fees

The fees listed here are estimated and may change at any time. Please contact your advisor with any questions. The following courses have additional fees: 

Course Description Fee
ANT 111 Required lab materials $35.00 (flat)

Financial Aid Eligibility

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. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

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

Job Outlook & Salary Information

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

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

The median annual wage for anthropologists and archeologists with a master's degree was $62,280 in May 2017.

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