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Anthropology Concentration

Associate of Arts

Like historians and sociologists, anthropologists seek to understand how our past affects our present, and how individual and group behavior intersects. Anthropologists are employed by any institution that seeks to answer important questions about human behavior. 

At Pima, you will learn how biology, language and culture affect the development of societies.  You are good fit for Anthropology if you like to analyze ideas for their strengths and weaknesses, and to use logic to draw conclusions. The ability to conduct research, communicate persuasively and appreciate diversity also is important.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


West Campus

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Division of Humanities & Social Sciences
Dean: 520.206.3375
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Academic Options

Continue studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or Archaeology; pre-professional disciplines; or other Social Sciences such as History, Political Science, Sociology, or Ethnic/Gender Studies degrees.

You also may choose to pursue a Field Archaeology Certificate to learn practical archaeological fieldwork techniques.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

AGEC-A Requirements 
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences  Recommend: GLG 101IN and either GLG 102 IN or BIO 109IN for students
planning to specialize in Archaeology for their B.A.  
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences   Complete  a non-ANT/ARC course from this category 3
Special Requirements
   The "C" requirement should be fulfilled by completing an appropriate course in the above categories.
Subtotal 26

Required Core Courses - A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
ANT /ARC 101
  or ANT 102
Human Origins and Prehistory
  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics
ANT/ARC 204IN Human Evolution: Ape Men, Cave Women and Missing Links 4
ANT 210 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 215 The Nature of Language 3
ANT/ARC 225 Principles of Archaeology 3
Subtotal 16

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100  
  or STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
  University Transfer Preparation
Transfer Elective Complete a 3 credit transferable elective.  Recommend:
ANT /ARC 101, ANT 102, ARC 275 or ANT elective
in consultation with an Anthropology faculty advisor
Second Language**:  Completion of a second language course numbered 202, fourth semester level 16
Subtotal 20
Total 62

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Social and Behavioral Sciences - ANT 101 fulfills 3 credits of this requirement; Other Requirements - ANT 210 and Second Language; Special Requirements - ANT 210 fulfills the I and G requirement, complete the C requirement.

** See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAA

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