Anthropology

Program Overview

Anthropology is the study of humankind, seeking to understand who we are. This broad discipline includes the study of cultures around the world, remains of past cultures, and the biology of humans and other primates. This knowledge of how we are similar across the world yet investigating the differences among vibrant cultures is critical to studying and helping solve many of the global issues confronting us today. If this area of study interests you, consider enrolling in the Anthropology program.

Students of the Anthropology program develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are required in professions where you examine human data, build research partnerships, provide health services, and work across various disciplines. Upon completing this program, you will be able to bring awareness of human culture, biology, and history to tackle complex issues facing the world today. These in-demand skills are highly valued by employers across a variety of sectors, including government, health and human services, private businesses, cultural resource management, museums, universities, and independent research institutes.

Bring your curiosity about what it means to be human and enroll in the Anthropology program today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why GateWay Community College?

As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. 

Review the course requirements for complete details, and work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities. 

GateWay offers several different anthropology courses, like ASM104 - Bones, Stones and Human Evolution, where no prerequisites are needed. You have the option to participate in an ancestral DNA study of your own ancient origins through National Geographic.

Other course topics examine living people, cultures and subcultures, including:

  • Ethnic Relations in the U.S.
  • Indians of the Southwest
  • Culture and Society: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Anthropology Goes to the Movies
  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Healing
  • Buried Cities and Lost Tribes of the Old World
  • Buried Cities and Lost Tribes of the New World

Hybrid courses are frequently offered, giving students an alternate option to being on campus for all classes throughout the semester.

Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost Estimate*

Associate in Arts: $5,774

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization. GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.