The Anthropology Program utilizes a four-field approach to the study of humanity: human biological characteristics, culture, language, and the human past. This approach provides our students with an evolutionary, holistic and comparative understanding of human diversity and similarity. The program has cooperative agreements with several federal agencies for conducting archaeological research and internship programs to give students practical experience in the field.
An associate degree in anthropology can lead to positions such as archaeological technicians for cultural resource management firms or interpretive specialists with the federal government. Students from our program have worked for federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, as well as for private archaeological research firms.