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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.

Anthropology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree

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.

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 on El Camino’s Guided Pathways site.

Contact Info

Anthropology Department