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Anthropology: People and Their Cultures

Anthropology is a broad discipline of discovery and understanding of people and cultures. As an anthropology student, you’ll attempt to answer questions like: How have humans evolved? How do cultures change? How do gender roles develop?  

Normandale is one of a select group of community colleges in the nation that offers an associate’s degree in anthropology and in archaeology, and has a working excavation site where you can experience archeological field work.  

You’ll explore a wide range of topics covering everything from archaeology, to religion, to forensic anthropology, to cultural diversity, and much more. You’ll gain a solid understanding of human nature, and more fully appreciate our diverse, globalized, and changing world.  

Earn your associate of arts degree with an emphasis in Anthropology in two years, or continue your education seamlessly as a transfer student at several Minnesota colleges. 

Where Will Anthropology Take You?

There are four main areas of study that can lead to various careers: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology.  

Students with a degree in anthropology typically pursue positions in forensics and archeological exploration in businesses such as marketing firms, nonprofits, government departments, and agencies involved in cultural resource management.  

Why Study Anthropology at Normandale?

Whether you pursue a two-year associate’s degree in anthropology, transfer to a four-year college for your bachelor’s, or pursue a certificate program—you have options—and you’ll gain critical thinking skills necessary for today’s job market.  

Program Basics

Anthropology Faculty

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