Program Overview

The Associate in Arts Degree in Anthropology for Transfer is intended for students interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Anthropology, or similar major. The Anthropology degree promotes an understanding of the intersection between cultural, archaeological and physical/biological processes. Students are taught to apply fundamental terminology and to analyze research questions and real world problems and issues using anthropological methods.

Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements. A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

To earn an AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
  3. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral Communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements. For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (9 units) Units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 125 Physical Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 150 Introduction to Archaeology: Bones, Beads and the Basics of Material Culture 3 units
List A: Select one course from the following: (3-4 units) Units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability & Statistics 4 units
OR
PSYC 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology 3 units
List B: Select one course from Area 1 and one course from Area 2 (6-7 units) Units
Area 1
SOCI 129 Introduction to Research Methods 3 units
Area 2
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
GEOL 100 Survey of Geology 3 units
GEOL 105 Environmental Earth Science 3 units
GEOL 210 General Geology 4 units
List C: Select one course from the following: (1-3 units) Units
ANTH 127 Physical Anthropology Laboratory 1 unit
ANTH 155 Human Prehistory and the Rise of Civilization 3 units
ANTH 165 Sex and Gender: Cross-Cultural Perspectives 3 units
ANTH 170 Anthropology of Death 3 units
ANTH 180 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion 3 units
ANTH 360 Native Peoples of North America 3 units
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography 3 units
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnicity 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 19 - 23

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),

OR

  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Up to (12 " 18) major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.