Anthropology

Explore the evolution of humans and the environment from the first fossils to present day with Austin Community College’s Anthropology Program. You’ll examine the diversity of human experience, histories, cultures, and traditions in every part of the world. Choose from anthropology and archaeology associate degree options. You’ll be prepared to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

Pride Points

Individualized attention with small class sizes

University transfer degree

Fulbright Scholar faculty

Career & Salary Information

Once you complete a bachelor’s degree after transferring, you can find career opportunities across the globe–– with research in exotic destinations, or as a public health worker, museum curator, teacher, and more. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Anthropologists

    Research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Archeologists

    Conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through excavation, underwater recovery, or other means of discovery.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Museum Technicians and Conservators

    Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Arts

Anthropology

Associate of Science

Archaeology