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Why Choose WWCC for Anthropology?

What makes us human? How are diverse cultures alike and unique? What can artifacts from the past tell us about the way people lived? How has language evolved over time? If these are the kinds of questions that fascinate you, you’ll love our Anthropology courses. At WWCC, you can explore other cultures and other times while learning strong research, writing and thinking skills.

Careers in Anthropology

Insight That Works Everywhere

Anthropology can be good training for a number of careers. For instance, you can teach or do research for colleges, nonprofits or governments. In the business world, you can use your skills in the fast-growing field of market research. Or you could use your cultural understanding in human resources. You could work with construction projects, museums or national parks to preserve historical artifacts. Or you could even help police identify remains. Bottom line: With a background in Anthropology, you’ll have skills that can take you places.

Certificates & Degrees in Anthropology

At WWCC, you can earn a transfer degree in as little as two years. The general ed courses you take here will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college, where you can earn your bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or another subject.

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Anthropology Program Details

Entrance Requirements

Students may enter the program fall, winter, spring, or summer quarter. In order to start this program, the placement process must be completed through the Testing Center. Visit for more information.

Program Outcomes

  • The ability to analyze past and present society, diverse cultures and histories to better understand individual and group behavior and enhance self- awareness.
  • An understanding and working knowledge of the theories, concepts, ideas, terminology, and factual evidence in selected fields within the social sciences.
  • Sensitivity in understanding diverse views and perspectives.
  • An understanding of the historically and socially constructed nature of human differences.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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