Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present in all their biological and cultural diversity as well as in their interconnectedness. Courses in anthropology cover topics on culture and society, language, human biology and archaeology. Anthropology courses at MC provide hands-on learning while challenging students to think about and develop an appreciation of human behavior and thinking from multiple perspectives to address race, ethnicity, social systems, gender, family, economics, politics, religion, sustainability, immigration, globalization and more.
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Through the Anthropology Option in the General Studies program, students will develop the skills and knowledge to pursue anthropology at a four-year institution. Numerous local institutions offer a BA or BS in Anthropology. See all our General Studies articulations.
An anthropology major can lead to a variety of careers in Education/Outreach, Administration/Management, Archaeology-Cultural Resource Management (CRM), Historic Preservation, Health (international/public health), Museum/Curation/Project Design, Environment and Natural Resources, Community Development, Business, Advocacy (human rights/social justice), Tourism/Heritage, Human/Social Services, Healthcare Management, Computers/Software Development/Information Technology, Management, Organizational Development and Training, Design (products and/or services), Social Impact Assessment, International Development/Affairs, Market Research, Forensics, Law/Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, Mass Communication, and Humanitarian Efforts.
- Career Outlook for Anthropologistsnew window: Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- American Anthropological Associationnew window (For Students)
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Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.
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