Associate of Arts Degree

Social & Behavioral Science Pathway

Anthropology Transfer Major

If you find yourself interested in human society and culture both in the present and the past, and biological variety and changes in humans over time, anthropology may be the degree for you. Our Associate of Arts degree with a designation in anthropology is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology. It offers the opportunity to study contemporary human cultural variation, human evolution, human cultures of the past, as well as the chance to study how forensic anthropologists identify remains and work with law enforcement, and to compare the health systems of various cultures.

Additionally, we have courses that enable you to apply what you learn and develop real-world skills. By understanding human diversity in the past and present, biologically and culturally, you are well situated to critically assess how and why humans create and adapt to the experiences of the contemporary world, and to consider solutions to common human problems.

Our program includes courses that are common to all Colorado four-year institutions, and will prepare you to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology at a four-year university as well as for career paths in market research, field and medical research, museum management, public health, community studies, cultural studies and field studies in archaeology.


Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 1021 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
SOC 1002 Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3 3
COM 1250 Interpersonal Communication: GT-SS3 3
ANT 1001 Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3 3
Choose One Mathematics Course (GT-MA1) 3-4
Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 2  
College Algebra: GT-MA1  
Second Semester
ANT 1003 Introduction to Archaeology: GT-SS3 3
ENG 1022 English Composition II: GT-CO2 1 3
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
Human Geography: GT-SS2  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy with Lab: Planetary Systems: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography: Landforms with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
Third Semester
ANT 1005 Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1 4
Choose One Anthropology Course (GT-SS3) 3
Native Peoples of North America: GT-SS3  
Anthropology of Religion: GT-SS3  
Medical Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
Communication and Popular Culture: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Survey of World Music: GT-AH1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in U.S. Literature: GT-AH2  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Science Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Human Sexuality: GT-SS3  
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Fourth Semester
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab: GT-SC1  
Historical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Logic: GT-AH3  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
Choose One Elective 3
Cultural Resource Management  
Medical Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Social Psychology: GT-SS3  
Introduction Forensic Psychology  
Environmental Sociology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 3
History of Architecture  
Native Peoples of North America: GT-SS3  
Cultural Resource Management  
Introduction to Criminal Justice: GT-SS3  
Brain and Behavior  
Sociology of Deviant Behavior: GT-SS3  
 Total Credits60-61

Students can take ENG 1022 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 1021 and ENG 1022.


One GT-MA1 course; prefer MAT 1260: Introduction to Statistics, except: University of Colorado Denver requires either MAT 1260: Introduction to Statistics or MAT 1340: College Algebra; Western State Colorado University requires MAT 1340: College Algebra.


This course is 5 credit hours.

NOTE: Additional ANT courses beyond the four courses (12 credit hours) identified above may not count toward the anthropology major at the receiving four-year institution. Meet with your academic advisor for more information.

NOTE: The faculty at Community College of Denver have chosen course elective options for this program of study based on the skills students will need to be successful in this discipline. However, for a complete list of available course options, please go to the Colorado Department of Higher Education Transfer Degree Agreement for this program.