A.A.-T, Anthropology


Anthropology is an academic discipline that obeserves, describes and explains human biological and cultural variation. An undergraduate major in Anthropology prepares students for

(a) graduate studies and an academic career in Anthropology,

(b) graduate studies and an academic career in related disciplines within the humanities and life sciences (e.g., religious studies, biology, sociology), and

(c) careers in Applied Anthropology (Contract Archaeology, Medical Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology).


An Associate Degree, depending on the focus of study, is designed to prepare students for transfer into upper division course work in a bachelor’s degree program, or, to prepare students to enter the workforce in a particular vocational field.  To qualify for an Associate’s Degree, a student must: 

(1) complete each major-specific course required for the degree with at least a "C" grade or better,

(2) complete all Cuesta College general education, graduation and residency requirements,

(3) achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 for all courses attempted (major, general education, elective), and

(4) submit an Associate’s Degree Application to Admissions and Records.


Contract Archaeology Medical Anthropology
Cultural Resource Management Primatology
Dental Anthropology Public Health
Environmental Consultant Research
Forensic Anthropology Social Work
Human Ecology Teaching
International Consultant Urban Planner


Degree/Certificate Types:
A.A. - Associate in Arts C.A. - Certificate of Achievement
A.S. - Associate in Science C.S. - Certificate of Specialization
A.A.-T. - Associate in Arts for Transfer C.C. - Certificate of Completion (Non Credit)
A.S.-T. - Associate in Science for Transfer