Anthropology Program



Associate of Art

Anthropology is the study of human beings, focusing on their origin and physical development (biological anthropology) as well as their way of life (cultural anthropology). Anthropologists study all aspects of human life: social behavior, values, personality, language, government, history, prehistory, technology, art, healing, religion, housing, clothing, and economics.

This specialization allows students to focus on anthropology for their associate of arts degree. The core provides students with basic course work in the field while allowing them the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual needs. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” average or better to meet specialization requirements.

Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the specialization requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.

Sample Careers:

  • Academic archaeologist
  • Cultural anthropologist
  • Forensic anthropologist
  • Genealogist
  • Museum curator
  • Park ranger

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Greg Smith
Associate Professor of Anthropology