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What Will I Learn?

The famous anthropologist Ruth Benedict once shared "The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences." Heartland's curriculum draws on global examples and focuses on the development of humans in relation to their physical and social environment. You'll explore the broad variations of cultural expressions as well as their common characteristics.

Fast Facts

People with anthropology degrees include Michael Crichton (author of Jurassic Park), Tracy Chapman (singer-songwriter) and Stephen Riggio (CEO of Barnes and Noble). Courses offered are Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Introduction to General Anthropology.

What Is The Occupational Outlook?

Studying anthropology provides you with the global information and thinking skills critical to succeeding in the 21st century in business, research, foreign language, teaching, advocacy and public service. With additional education and/or work experience, you may find employment as a(n):

  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Educator
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Management/Scientific Technical Consultant
  • Travel/Tourism Expert
Your HCC Options

Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Anthropology

If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as an anthropology major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) transfer preparation program is the path for you.