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An anthropology degree from El Camino prepares you for further study at a university. This is an accessible program that can lead to a variety of fulfilling careers.

Approximate cost for an El Camino College anthropology degree
Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 7.5% nationwide from 2016 to 2026
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $36,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $98,000

Our Anthropology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree typically takes two years to complete.

As an anthropology major at El Camino, you will prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university. We’ll be here to help you meet your goals.


A degree in anthropology can lead to a variety of careers. The AA-T degree in anthropology sets you on a direct path to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. You will also get priority consideration for admission to the CSU system.

  • Gain a strong academic foundation in anthropology and prepare for university study.
  • Enroll in courses specifically designed to transfer to a CSU campus.
  • Take classes such as biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and language and culture.
  • Explore culture theory and gain a cross-cultural understanding of human behavior. Start your journey on a clear pathway toward a bachelor’s degree and even graduate study.
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Transfer to a University and Prepare for a Career

As an El Camino anthropology graduate, you’ll be ready to transfer to a four-year college or university bachelor’s degree program. We’ll help you build the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in your studies and beyond.

  • Explore careers in teaching, urban planning, human resources, higher education, public health, archaeology, paleontology, cultural resource management, museums, environmental planning, market research, and more.
  • Find additional career opportunities with advanced education such as foreign service officer, attorney, librarian, health care advocate, social worker, and more.
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $36,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $98,000.

Expand Your Education Beyond the Classroom

Build your knowledge by exploring different areas and opportunities in anthropology.

  • Participate in the planning, design, and installation of exhibits for the on-campus Anthropology Museum.
  • Join the ECC Anthropology Club, which provides opportunities for professional exploration, cultural field trips/activities, and networking.
  • Find opportunities to conduct and present scientific research through El Camino’s annual Anthropology Student Research Symposium.
  • Attend informative workshops and guest speaker events designed for anthropology majors.
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Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the Anthropology AA-T in El Camino’s online catalog.

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Anthropology Program Map

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to an Anthropology AA-T degree.


Connect with the Faculty

Use the Faculty Directory to connect with Faculty in your program and the Faculty Schedule list to know when your faculty are available.

Contact Info

Anthropology Department