ADT in Anthropology

The goal of the Anthropology program at Citrus College is to prepare students to develop a fundamental understanding of human behavior from biological, historical, cultural, and social perspectives. Anthropology analyzes the place of humans in the natural world and explores cultural assumptions across the globe.

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree (AA-T) prepares students to continue their education at a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree.  Successful completion of the transfer degree in Anthropology guarantees the student acceptance to a local California State University.  Students who complete this degree may also seek to continue their education at the University of California or other baccalaureate degree granting institutions, although admission is not guaranteed. 

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 

Required courses:
ANTH 210Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH 210H Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - Honors
ANTH 212Introduction to Physical Anthropology3
ANTH 220Introduction to Archaeology3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology3
Introductory Statistics 14
Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Research Methods in Psychology4
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Sex and Gender in Cross Cultural Perspectives3
Sex and Gender in a Cross Cultural Perspective - Honors3
Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft3
Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies3
Cultural Geography3
History of the African-Americans to 18763
History of the African-Americans since 18763
History of Mexico3
Great Religions of the World3
Race and Ethnicity 3
Intercultural Communication3
Introduction to Sociology3
Introduction to Sociology - Honors3
Total Units19-20

MATH 165 is degree applicable with or without MATH 065. If taken with MATH 065, only the units for MATH 165 will be counted towards the degree.

A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Anthropology A.A.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate analytical and critical analysis skills using college-level vocabulary and writing skills.
  2. Apply anthropological theories and concepts to human culture.
  3. Identify and analyze examples of ethnocentrism, xenocentrism and cultural relativity.
  4. Analyze concepts such as language, culture, human use of material items, and human biological construct.

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.