Learn More About Anthropology (AA-T)

Anthropology is the study of the human species and its forms of cultural and biological diversity throughout time. Students at Porterville College pursuing the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer will be introduced to the study of human diversity through specific courses in the areas of Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Archaeology. Students will additionally acquire a basic foundation in Natural and Social Sciences. Skills related to the analysis of human life, perceptions, interactions, and diverse points of view are promoted, and opportunities to broaden their personal understanding of the human experience are provided.

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.A. degree in Anthropology, assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU, or for entry-level career options. Anthropology students have found success in a variety of careers, from education, management, market research, business and finance, tourism, cultural heritage management, journalism, and civil service at all levels. Porterville College students enrolling in this program are not required to complete any additional graduation requirements beyond those specified in this 60-unit degree.

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  • Ever wondered what the acronyms of our programs mean (i.e. AA-T, AA, AS-T, etc.)?
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  • Learn more about the different degree and certificate types, including which programs can be done through Distance Education, by visiting our Certificates and Degrees Offered page.