The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to institutions of higher education and specifically intended to satisfy the lower division requirements for the baccalaureate degree in Anthropology at a California State University. It will also provide the student with a sufficient academic basis from which to pursue a career in the social science professions. The student will be afforded the opportunity to study the nature of the human diversity from a genetic, archeological, linguistic and cultural basis. The breadth of Anthropology will be examined to include the historical and contemporary theory and research as the basis from which to gain an in-depth awareness and understanding of humans and the world in which we live.

Anthropology - ADT (CSU and UC)

0-15 units
Fall/Spring Units
English 1A or 1H  4
Math 12/12H 4
Anthropology 2/ 2H 3
Anthropology 4 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Theater 3 3
16-30 units
Fall/spring Units
Anthropology 1/ 1H, 1L 4
Geography 1/ 1H 3
Communication Studies 1/1H, 6, or 9/9H 3
ALR 4 or English 1B /1BH 3-4
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
History 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5  3
31-45 units
Fall/spring Units
Anthropology 6 3
History 6/6H or 7/7H or 31 or 34 3
Political Science 21 3
Anthropology 10 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Communications 12 or Sociology 1 or 10 or 12 or Psychology 1 or 9 3
45-60+ units
Fall/spring Units
Health Science 1 or Kinesiology 4 or Academic Literacy and Reading 3 3
Anthropology 7  3
Geography 2 3
Anthropology 5 3

For alternative CSU/UC General Education options refer to the RCC Catalog, under Requirements for College Transfer.


Milestones are courses, co-curricular activities and recommendations from your Student Success Team that will keep you on track towards completion of your degree. Check off your milestones as you complete them.
  • Complete English 1A (transfer-level English)
  • Complete transfer-level math
  • Complete Entry Level Course
  • Apply to Universities (CSU/UC application period Oct 1-Nov 30)
  • Apply for ADT degree by beginning of spring term before transfer
  • Complete RCC Graduation application (during your last term)
  • Meet with your Counselor to Complete your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Complete FAFSA (Oct 1st - Mar 2nd for priority)
  • Meet with Faculty Advisor for career/research opportunities
  • Meet with your Counselor to update SEP (every semester)
  • Meet with your Counselor for pre-graduation check
  • Research Potential Clubs on Campus
  • Participate in tutoring, student success workshops or supplemental instruction
  • Visit the Career Center for Internship opportunities
  • Research transfer institutions
  • Attend Transfer workshops and Transfer Fair
  • Participate in an internship/ job shadowing
  • Participate in a research activity (meet with Faculty Advisor)

Careers for Anthropology Majors

Salaries Range : $42,243 - $112,778

  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Non-Government Official
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Archeological Technician(CRM) 
  • Museum Curator / Educator
  • Public Health Officer
  • Ethnographer for corporation