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Study human culture and societal experience with an Associate of Art degree in Anthropology.

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Explore and study mankind on a global scale with the Anthropology program at Arapahoe Community College. Learn to understand the human experience within cultures and societies. Study how language, biology, and culture impact societies.

Our AA in Anthropology is guaranteed to transfer to any Colorado 4-year university. Our courses will prepare you for your future education and career in Anthropology.

Lori Tigner
Faculty / Program Coordinator
lori.tigner [at]

What You'll Learn

Throughout our program, you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand and utilize anthropological terms
  • Discuss cultural beliefs and behaviors from a worldview perspective
  • Display ethical responsibility when studying other cultures
  • Discuss the pros and cons of globalization on various cultures

CIP 240101 (ANTH)

The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (32-33 credit hours)
Written Communication (6 credit hours)
  • GT - A GT Pathways-approved CO3 course (GTCO3)
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
  • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1) prefer MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics, except:
    • University of Colorado Denver requires either MAT 135 or MAT 121
    • Western State Colorado University requires MAT 121
Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • GT - Two GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GTAH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, or GT-AH4)
History (3 credit hours)
  • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-HI1)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • GT - Two GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2 or GT-SS3)
Natural and Physical Sciences (8 credit hours)
  • GT - Two GT Pathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1)
Additional Required Courses (21 credit hours)
  • GT - One GT Pathways Arts & Humanities course (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, or GT-AH4)
  • GT - One GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Science course (must be GT-SS2 or GT-SS3)
Electives (6 credit hours)

Elective credit must be completed from the following lists of approved prefixes or courses to bring the total credit hours to 60. Please Note: Any additional courses taken in the discipline covered by this agreement might not count toward the requirements of the major at the receiving institution.

Guaranteed Transfer
  • Any Guaranteed Transfer course.
Any course in the following prefixes
  • Any course in the following prefixes except Special Topics, Independent Study, Capstone, and Internships:
    ANT, ART, BIO (100 OR above), CHE, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PED, PHI, PHY (105 OR above), POS, PSY, SOC
Total: 60 credit hours

Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.

Job Potential

Exploring anthropology can lead you toward a number of exciting careers in cultural, physical, linguistic, or archaeological anthropology. Your degree can lead you on a path to a career as a(n):