Anthropology

Program Description:  The Associate of Arts degree in Anthropology is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical anthropology program at a four-year college or university. It also provides the flexibility for students desiring only an associate degree to specialize the program to individual interests

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3 Select a course from the Communication core area. Core
ANTH 2351 - Cultural Anthropology 3 Area of Concentration Core
HIST 1301 - United States History I 3 Or select a course from the American History core area. Core
Creative Arts Core Course 3 Select a course from the Creative Arts core area. Core
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
MATH 1324 - Business Mathematics I 3 Or select a course from the Math core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take. Core
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3 Or select a course from the Communication core area. Core
ANTH 2301 - Physical Anthropology OR ANTH 2401 - Physical Anthropology w/lab 3 Area of Concentration
HIST 1302 - United States History II 3 Or select a course from the American History core area. Core
Social & Behavioral Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Social & Behavioral Science core area. Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3 Min Credits Notes
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking 3 Or select a from the Component Area of the core.
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. Students should check with their senior institution for which one to take.
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture Course 3 Select a course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture core.
ANTH 2346 - Introduction to Anthropology 3 Area of Concentration Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4 Min Credits Notes
ANTH 2302 - Introduction to Archeology 3 Area of Concentration Core
Component Area Course option 3 Select a course from the Component Area of the core. Core
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3 Government Core Curriculum Core
Restricted Elective 3 Restricted electives must be chosen from among the following courses: ECON 2301, ECON 2302, GEOG 1302, GEOG 1303, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2308
Restricted Elective 3 Restricted electives must be chosen from among the following courses: ECON 2301, ECON 2302, GEOG 1302, GEOG 1303, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2306
15 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Arts degree
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

Marketable Skills

Transfer Information

This Anthropology degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and be applied to their baccalaureate degree program.

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site: https://www.blinn.edu/transfer-information/

Anthropology degrees can transfer to Texas A&M University, Texas State University, Steven F. Austin University, Tarleton State University, and more.  It’s strongly recommended that students touch base with advising with the university interested in to confirm transfer requirements.

Blinn College Transfer Resources:

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Employment Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook- US Department of Labor

Texas Workforce Commission - Labor Market Information

Texas Labor Market Information

Career Information

Anthropologists can be employed in a number of fields including business, Center for Disease Control & Prevention, National and State Parks, US Department of Justice, and the Department of Veterans Affairs to name a few.

You can find additional information about careers in Anthropology at the American Anthropological Association website at: https://www.americananthro.org/AdvanceYourCareer/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1783&navItemNumber=742&navItemNumber=580

Common Job Titles: Anthropologist, Researcher, Applied Anthropologist, Corporate Anthropologist, Museum Technician and Conservator, Research Assistant.

Regional Labor Market Information: Expected compensation for Anthropologists are $18 - 40 per hour, $37,000 – 82,000 per year.  Current Labor Market Information for Museum Curators and Technician positions with a Bachelor’s degree in the Blinn College District have an expected entry compensation of $22,231 per year for new workers with a mean expected compensation of $43,651 for experienced workers.  (Source: https://texaslmi.com/LMIbyCategory/Wages )