Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology.
Anthropology is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Communication, Gender and Women’s Studies, Linguistics, Ethnic Studies, Ethnomusicology, Urban Planning, Medicine, Forensics, Law, International Studies, International Business, and Environmental Studies.
Where can I go for help?
Anthropology Faculty Advisors
206-533-6643 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5239
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
International Student Academic Advising
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education Requirements - 20 Credits
Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.
Communication (10 Credits)
Qualitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes. MATH& 146 recommended.
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, email@example.com.
Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: ART& 100 and MUSC 108 .
Natural Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: BIOL& 170 , ENVS& 101 , and PSYC 202 .
Social Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ANTH 215 , GEOG& 200 , HIST& 116 , HIST 237 , HIST 238 , MCS 210 , INTST 123 , INTST 200 , INTST 201 , PSYC 245 , SOC& 101 .
General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits
Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . ANTH& 100 recommended. World language if required for university admission or graduation.
What is anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of human and non-human primates biologically, socially, and culturally at all times and in all places. Anthropology has four major areas of study: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. It is through the investigation of each of these areas, and their influence on each other, that anthropologists attempt to holistically understand human cultural and physical diversity and their continuous adaption to the environment.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology?
Students who major in Anthropology gain knowledge and skills in participant observation data collection, interviewing techniques, object recognition and cataloging, data analysis, cognitive mapping and cross-cultural communication that can be applied to a wide variety of careers. For example, anthropologists become archaeologists, forensic specialists, primatologists, linguists, professors, consultants, researchers/project managers for social, health and economic studies, advocates for indigenous people, curators of museums, urban planners, park naturalists, park rangers, historians, social workers, lawyers, journalists, etc. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
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