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Anthropology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

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Banner Code: 1_AAT_ANTH
Control Number: 32488

Students graduating with an Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Anthropology AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

Program Outcomes

  1. Gain an understanding of and an appreciation for human diversity across time and space.
  2. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE)Option 1 (OCC AS GE)Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
  5. GLOBAL AND MULTICULTURAL REQUIREMENT (Required for AA degree only) Some of the courses listed in this requirement can also be used to meet General Education Requirements. Courses that are repeatable for credit can only be used once in this area. - Select one or more courses from the following totaling 3 units: Anthropology A100*, A100H*, A102*, A190*, Art A108*, Communication Studies A155*, Counseling A107*, A107H*, Dance A130*, A133*, A135*, A137*, A138*, Early Childhood A126, English A152*, A173*, Ethnic Studies A100*, A150*, Fashion A125, Food and Nutrition A185, Geography A185*, History A101*, A110*, A141, A142, A145,* A150*, A151*, A152*, A161*, A161H*, A162*, A162H*, Philosophy A120*, Psychology A105*, Religious Studies A110*, A120*, A140*, A150*, A160, Sociology A100*, A100H*, A115*, A150*, A190* *Denotes courses that fulfill CSU GE Breadth and/ or IGETC requirements. 

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Core Courses
ANTH A100Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH A100H Cultural Anthropology Honors
ANTH A185Physical Anthropology3
or ANTH A185H Physical Anthropology Honors
ANTH A280Introduction to Archaeology3
Core Courses Subtotal9
List A
Select three to five units of the following:3-5
Phys Anthropology Lab
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
List B
Select three to five units of the following: 13-5
Human Anatomy
Digital Mapping: Introduction to GIS
General Geology
and General Geology Laboratory 2
General Geology Honors
and General Geology Laboratory Honors
Environmental Geology
Evolution of the Earth
and Evolution of the Earth Lab 2
Introduction to Experimental Methods
Introduction to Research Methods
List C
Select three to five units of the following: 33-5
Native American
Anthropolgy of Nonverbal Behavior
Introduction to Primate Studies
Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
World Ethnology
Intercultural Communications
Cultural Geography
Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology Honors
Program Major Units18-22
CSU or IGETC for CSU37-39
Transferable electives as neded to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Degree Units60