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This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.
Anthropology is the study of humankind, seeking to understand who we are. This broad discipline includes the study of cultures around the world, remains of past cultures, and the biology of humans and other primates. This knowledge of how we are similar across the world yet investigating the differences among vibrant cultures is critical to studying and helping solve many of the global issues confronting us today. If this area of study interests you, consider enrolling in the Anthropology program.
Students of the Anthropology program develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are required in professions where you examine human data, build research partnerships, provide health services, and work across various disciplines. Upon completing this program, you will be able to bring awareness of human culture, biology, and history to tackle complex issues facing the world today. These in-demand skills are highly valued by employers across a variety of sectors, including government, health and human services, private businesses, cultural resource management, museums, universities, and independent research institutes.
Bring your curiosity about what it means to be human and enroll in the Anthropology program today!
University Transfer Degree
Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.
|Associate in Arts
|Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Anthropology
Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Anthropology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Anthropologists and Archeologists
Community Health Workers
Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
Human Resources Specialists
Interpreters and Translators
Postsecondary Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
Public Relations Managers
Quality Control Systems Managers
Social and Community Service Managers
Social Science Research Assistants
Urban and Regional Planners
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
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