The mission of this program is to present anthropology as the scientific global study of the biological and cultural aspects of humankind throughout time. This program will also prepare students to transfer successfully to a baccalaureate program at the university level. Students will be given the opportunity to apply theory and gain hands-on experience to explore the broad perspective of the diversity of interests that can be accommodated by pursuing a degree in anthropology. Training in anthropology will prepare students for any career that takes place in a multicultural setting.
Anthropology is a unique framework that allows us to study humankind in its entirety. We are living in an increasingly globalized world and Anthropology will provide the preparation for anyone who is preparing for a career that involves the interface between cultures and will enable one to succeed in that career.
In response to a survey by the American Anthropological Association’s Committee on Practicing, Applied and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA), respondents provided the following responses to describe their post-graduate employment:
- Advocacy (Human Rights/Social Justice)
- Community Development
- Computers/Software Development/Information Technology
- Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
- Design (Products and/or Services)
- Environment and Natural Resources
- Ethnography/Cultural Anthropology
- Health (International/Public Health)
- Healthcare Management/Services/Deliver
- Historic Preservation
- Human/Social Services
- Humanitarian Efforts
- International Development/Affairs
- Law/Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
- Management Consulting/Organizational Development/Training
- Market Research
- Mass Communication
- Museum/Curation/Project Design
- Social Impact Assessment
Degrees & Certificates
Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Anthropology
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the holistic study of humankind in the past and present. It is the global study of humankind throughout time. It is concerned with both the biological and cultural aspects of humankind. Anthropology is a holistic discipline that explores the entire nature of humanity from different perspectives.
What is Cultural Anthropology?
Cultural anthropology, or ethnology, focuses on an in-depth, long-term, total immersion into another culture through the fieldwork methodology of participant observation.
What is Archaeology?
Archaeology studies humankind in the past. Archaeology seeks to understand past cultures through the study of the material remains, or artifacts, those past societies have left behind.
What is Physical Anthropology?
Physical anthropology explores humankind from a biological perspective, including our origin as a species and our evolution as a species, within the broader framework of culture.
What is Linguistic Anthropology?
Linguistic Anthropology is the study of human language and communication in a cultural context. A linguistic anthropologist may focus on the sounds and words of language, the history and changes of language over time, or the social effects of language based on race, gender, or ethnicity.
What Anthropology classes are offered at LBCC?
We offer courses in the four primary subfields of American Anthropology:
- Biological/Physical Anthropology
- Cultural Anthropology
- Physical Anthropology
See LBCC College Catalog for more detailed course information.
Is there an Anthropology Club on campus?
Yes! You can learn more about LBCC Anthropology Club from LBCC Viking Engagement – Anthropology Student Association.