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Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T)

The AA-T in Anthropology for Transfer guides students in their quest to understand what it means to be human, and how humans make meaning in life. Students take courses from three subfields: archaeology, cultural anthropology and physical anthropology, and learn about human cultures and civilizations, past and present. The AA-T in Anthropology for Transfer is designed specifically to prepare students for transfer to a California State University, where a baccalaureate degree may be earned in Anthropology or a closely related field.

The following is required for the AA-T in Anthropology for Transfer degree:

  1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units;
  2. Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements;
  3. Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis;
  4. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0;
  5. A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts of archaeology, cultural anthropology and physical anthropology;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultural variation and diversity of perspectives, practices and beliefs found within and across cultures;
  • Understand long term changes in the conditions that have shaped humans and the environments they inhabit.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree Requirements

Required Core
ANTH-120Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-130Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
ANTH-140Introduction to Archaeology3
List A
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Statistics
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
List B
Select one or two of the following:4
Human Anatomy
Research Methods in Psychology
Planet Earth
and Planet Earth Laboratory 1
Earth Science
and Physical Geography: Earth Systems Laboratory 2
List C
Select one of the following:
MUS-116Introduction to World Music3
or RELG-120 World Religions
Units in the Major20
Double-Counted Units19
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)39/37
Total Units60

Must be taken if GEOL-110 Planet Earth is selected.


Must be taken if GEOL-104 Earth Science is selected.