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Anthropology

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in Anthropology. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including international relations/law, non-profits, museums/zoos, education, government, health care, tourism, and business. It also allows ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in Anthropology. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including international relations/law, non-profits, museums/zoos, education, government, health care, tourism, and business. It also allows you to transfer into an Anthropology or related major at a four-year college or university.

Anthropology helps increase fluency in navigating settings that bring together different worldviews, languages, and traditions. The discipline provides the historical context and cross-cultural lens to thoughtfully talk about sameness and difference while also offering a deep-time perspective of humanity’s shared heritage and adaptation as a species. Students in this pathway develop skills in data analysis, research design, oral and written communication, group communication and collaboration, and become adept in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Competencies in these areas consistently rank at the top of employer wish lists. 
 

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Before Quarter One

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
20 UNITS
To-Do List
ANTH&100
Survey of Anthropology
5 units
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
HIST&126
World Civilizations I
5 units
MUSC110 or Global Studies
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
Integrated Studies: ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Integrated Studies: HUM&105 or any Visual, Literary and Performing Arts
Choose a course
5 units
MATH211 or MATH&146
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ANTH130
World Cultures
5 units
BIOL&100 or BIOL&160 or GEOL&101
Choose a course
5 units
PSYC&100 or SOC&101
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact Anthropology departments at potential universities.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
ANTH&206
Cultural Anthropology
5 units
World Language I
5 units
WMN200 or MUSC110
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships.
  • Consider applying to an anthropology field school or museum internship through the Institute for Field Research.
  • Apply for the AA degree in ctcLink. Check with your assigned advisor to be sure you are meeting degree requirements.
ANTH&205
Biological Anthropology
5 units
World Language II or another elective
5 units
CMST&102 or CMST205 or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
20 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend on-campus graduation fair and commencement ceremony.
ANTH275
Medical Anthropology
5 units
World Language III or another Visual, Literary and Performing Arts class
5 units
AME151 or WMN205
Choose a course
5 units
World Language I
5 units

More Information

An Anthropology pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

  • Museum Curator/Archivist
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Educator
  • Social Worker
  • Market Research Specialist
  • Forensic/Crime Scene Technician
  • Foreign Relief/Development
  • Archaeologist
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Primate Caretaker
  • Conservationist/Park Naturalist
  • International Law

A Bachelor’s degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/.  

Once you complete this associates degree, additional education opportunities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Museum Studies, Natural Resources, Zoology, Sociology, or a related field at a four-year college or university.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Seattle Colleges. 

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Anthropology graduates from North have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact a North advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. You can use the College Navigator search engine found at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to find Anthropology programs in Washington state or around the country. 

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit North's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language

Program Contact

Abby Forster, Anthropology Faculty, abby.forster@seattlecolleges.edu

Advising Contact

Contact the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Languages Area of Study advisor.

Phone: (206) 934-3658