Anthropology/Archaeology - AA University Transfer Track


Is a degree in anthropology or archaeology right for you?

Do you have an intense curiosity about humanity? Does “hands on” learning about historic artifacts and practices of people, both past and present, appeal to you? 

Do you want to learn about the world, and at the same time, about yourself?

If you answered in the affirmative for any of these questions, then Gulf Coast State College’s Anthropology /Archaeology transfer track is perfect for you! This is a great track for individuals interested in the study of human origins, languages, social institutions and customs.  Gulf Coast State College's Introduction to Anthropology and Introduction to Archaeology courses offer fun and engaging hands-on learning opportunities.


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Michael Wright with reporter at archaeological dic

"You start to understand history and see history and you get to hold history. I think that is one of the most interesting things about being able to come out here and have a class where you not only learn but also have a lab component.
– Gulf Coast State College Alumna, Associate in Arts, 2016

How much can I expect to earn as an anthropologist or an archaeologist?

According to the Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual income for anthropologists and archaeologist with master's degrees was $63,190, in May 2016.  

Graduates who obtain a degree in the field of anthropology/archaeology are trained observers, researchers, and critical thinkers.  They are able to manage, evaluate, and interpret large amounts of data. Demand for trained anthropologists is increasing in the academic, corporate, nonprofit and government sectors.  Demand for archaeologists improves with the increase of new, large construction projects, due to the need for on-site monitoring to ensure the preservation of historical and archaeological artifacts.


Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
See General Education Requirement 6
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
 •ANT2000, Introduction to Anthropology 3
 ANT2100, Introduction to Archaeology 3
 Electives 18

Recommended electives:

ANT2410, Cultural Anthropology

GEO1000, Introduction to Geography

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


my Academic plan (map)

Refer to My Academic Plan (MAP-AA/Liberal Arts (ANTH-AA)) for a recommended path and timetable, from start to graduation, for obtaining your degree or certification.

To register for your classes, check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today!

Learn More

Ready to apply? You'll need to complete the general application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process. 

Visit the Gulf Coast State College course catalog for specific general education class requirements, course prerequisites, admission requirements, and additional information for the university transfer track.


Contact an Advisor

Jason Wenzel, MA
Associate Professor, Social Sciences Division
850-769-1551, extension 4817

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Division Chair

Wes Keene, MS
Division Chair, Social Sciences Division
850-872-3826; 850-769-1551, extension 3826

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Need information on scholarships and financial aid?

There are many options available to help you pay for college.  Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

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