Pathway Overview

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer. Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway. Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.


Two-year transfer degrees let you take your freshman and sophomore classes at Seattle Colleges for a fraction of the cost, and then transfer to a four-year university with the skills and confidence to succeed. Be sure to work with a transfer advisor at Seattle Colleges and the four-year institution you plan to attend. Depending on your program of study, you can earn either an Associate of Arts (AA-DTA), Associate in Business (AB-DTA), or Associate of Science (AS), Track 1 or Track 2.

View Program Map

  • Units to complete: 90-93
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 6

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Anthropology studies humans and cultures in the past and present. Anthropology draws on the social and biological sciences, as well as the humanities and physical sciences. Anthropologists apply their knowledge to understand humans and solve humans’ problems.

In addition to potentially preparing students to sell their skills in the work-world, studies in anthropology at SCC are designed to benefit life-long learning. SCC anthropology courses are designed to be of value to students as citizens of the nation and world, as community members, and ultimately as empathetic and caring humans.

Course offerings in Anthropology include:

  • Survey of Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Anarchy and Anthropology
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Food, Culture and Politics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Global Cultures
  • Independent Study

SCC Anthropology students have later worked in many occupational fields including:

Scientific Research
Global Health
Human-centered Design
Social Justice, Labor, Environmental and Community Organizing
Corporate Advertising
Educational Administration
Food Systems
Small Business
Cultural Resource Management
Primate Caretaking
Martial Arts
Military Service


Peter Knutson
University of Washington, Ph.D.
New School for Social Research, B.A.
Stanford University, undergraduate work

Susan Barclay
American University of Beirut, M.A.
University of Notre Dame, B.A.

Huma Mohibullah
University of British Columbia, Ph.D.

Justine Way
University of Chicago Ph.D.