Take the first step to a career in museums, conservation, archaeology, cultural resource management, indigenous relations or representation, forensics, government, non-governmental organizations and much more with an Associate of Arts Degree in Anthropology.
Anthropologists study virtually all aspects of human life, from human biology, to the creation and use of language, to the nature of culture and its role in adapting to the social and physical environment. Through this program, you’ll examine and compare the thoughts, behaviours, material products and social organization of different cultural groups past and present, while gaining observational, record-keeping, critical-thinking and analytical skills that are appealing to employers in both the public and the private sectors.
An Associate of Arts Degree in Anthropology can lead into an Anthropology Major or Minor Bachelor of Arts Degree program at a university. Many universities prefer candidates with an Associate Degree and will accept students at a lower grade point average. In most cases, this degree will allow you to transfer to the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program at other universities.
To complete an Associate of Arts Degree with a Specialization in Anthropology, students must complete:
The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any BC college:
* English courses include courses in written Communications and Creative Writing that transfer to one of the BC Research Universities (SFU, UBCV, UBCO, UVIC or UNBC) as English credit. A maximum of 3 credits can come from such an equivalent; at least 3 credits must be earned in an actual ENGL course so-named. For purposes of the Associate of Arts degree, English courses cannot be counted as Humanities courses.
** Arts courses are available in the Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. To confirm whether a course is designated as "humanities" or "social sciences," check the Associate of Arts degree graduation checklist. Economics courses are Arts courses. Arts courses may also include Mathematics courses.
A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at one of the research universities (SFU, UBCV, UBCO, UNBC, or UVIC).
For detailed information you should meet with an Academic Advisor.
Co-operative Education Option:
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms. For information contact the Co-operative Education Office.
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.