Anthropology is the scientific study of human beings, both past and present, in all parts of the world. Anthropology has traditionally been divided into four distinct, but interrelated sub-disciplines or fields: Biological/Physical Anthropology; Archaeology; Cultural Anthropology; and Linguistic Anthropology. Applied anthropology applies the concepts, methods, and skills of anthropologists in solving community problems.
This program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Anthropology from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from a 4-year college or university.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
An Associate Degree is an important milestone for students pursuing either a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree in the field. Core requirements for the baccalaureate are met through completion of the CNM Associate of Arts degree.
Students planning to transfer to UNM should keep in mind that the UNM Anthropology program offers three concentrations of study: Archeology, Ethnology, and Evolutionary Anthropology.
* Please note Physical Anthropology and Evolutionary Anthropology are the same field.
Refer to the Student Handbook from the UNM Department of Anthropology. Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Degree: 60
This information is meant to serve as a general guide for students intending to major in Anthropology. Specific requirements for transfer will vary from school to school. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the four year transfer school to confirm specific admission and degree requirements.