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Anthropology is the study of human societies and cultures and their development. Anthropology studies both past and present societies.

Career Options

Career options for students who get a degree in anthropology include: criminology, development studies, journalism, and marketing. Anthropology students gain special understanding of human relations and expertise for jobs involving international or cross-cultural work, and social and ethnic diversity. Anthropologists are qualified to suggest, plan and implement policies affecting people, and identify needs for change.​

​​Student Voice

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Zachariah Hammers Zachariah Hammers

​​Zachariah plans to major in psychology and minor in Anthropology, a field he was intrigued by after taking a class from Professor Alexis Gray.

“Her teaching style is very encouraging, very interesting, and something I really got attached to,” Zachariah said.​

Academic Programs in Anthropology

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Social & Behavioral Sciences 
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Social & Behavioral Sciences - CSU Pathway

Anthropology for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School​

Additional Resources

​​What can I do with this major? (Forensic Science)​​​
​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

Contact Information

Alexis Gray
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Quinton Bemiller
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​​​Instructional Department Specialist
Debbie Karrer
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Admin. Assistant to the Dean
Eileen Cechini
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Full-Time Faculty
​Courtney Buchanan
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​Alexis Gray
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