Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Social Sciences

Students completing the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Anthropology through the study of cultural, biological and archaeological aspects of human (and related species) existence. Students will acquire skills and abilities in critical thinking and communication and will become more informed about the interconnectedness of people and systems (culturally and biologically). Students will also recognize common features of the human experience around the world and throughout history and be able to demonstrate respect for the rights and views of others.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply anthropological methods and theories to research questions concerning, but not limited to, the following: subsistence, social conditions, diversity, resource management and evolution of human and non-human primates.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T) degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Anthropology for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include advertising, administration, market research, sales management, public relations, banking, merchandising, medical, editing, journalism, utilities, management consulting, foreign service, urban planning, social services and environmental studies.

General Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Courses (13 Units)13
Cultural Anthropology *
Biological Anthropology *
Archaeology *
Statistics - Social Sciences *
Introduction to Statistics
Restricted Electives - List A (4 Units)4
Select one of the following courses:
Human Anatomy *
Physical Geology *
Research Methods
Restricted Electives - List B (3-4 Units)3-4
Select one course from either List A or List B:
American Indian Studies *
Mexican American *
World Regional Geography *
Introduction to Sociology *
Intercultural Communication *
Music of the World *
Electives (12-22 Units)12-22
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 12-18 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).


12-19 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average and a “C” or better grade in all required major and restricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).