Anthropology is a science that deals with physical and cultural development, society, and evolution. Anthropologists write reports and give presentations on their findings; they study languages, cultures, prehistory and evolution; and collect and manage information through observations, interviews, and research. They typically work full-time schedules, although they might be required to travel and work longer hours when doing fieldwork. Anthropologists can work in an office, laboratory, or in the field for research organizations, museums, consulting firms, colleges and universities, all levels of government, and private corporations. The field of anthropology has several areas of focus including archeology, forensic anthropology, cultural anthropology, or linguistic anthropology.
Those who have a bachelor's degree in anthropology and work experience from an internship or field school can work as a field archeologist, anthropology research assistant, or assistant museum curator. However, for the majority of positions that take on leadership roles, a graduate degree is the norm. Most master's degree programs are two years in duration and include field research. Employment for graduate degree holders includes museum curator or manager, consultant, researcher, and forensic anthropologist. Course topics include conservation, history, human evolution, biology, anthropology, osteology, and cultural anthropology. Anthropologists and archeologists had an annual median wage of $54,230 in 2010.
University of California-Los Angeles offers 3 Anthropology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 254 Anthropology students graduated with students earning 244 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.
University of California-Irvine offers 3 Anthropology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 87 Anthropology students graduated with students earning 71 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Master's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.
California State University-Northridge offers 3 Anthropology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 56 Anthropology students graduated with students earning 54 Bachelor's degrees, 1 Certificate, and 1 Master's degree.
University of Southern California offers 4 Anthropology degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 14 Anthropology students graduated with students earning 8 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA||21 : 1||44,371|
|University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA||26 : 1||36,908|
|California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA||44 : 1||39,910|
|University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA||22 : 1||48,321|
|California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA||36 : 1||38,674|
|California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA||40 : 1||40,445|
|California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA||39 : 1||26,671|
|California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA||44 : 1||28,058|
|Whittier College Whittier, CA||14 : 1||1,841|
|Pitzer College Claremont, CA||11 : 1||1,086|
|Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen, CA||85 : 1||16,982|
|California State University-Dominguez Hills Carson, CA||45 : 1||17,977|
|Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa, CA||26 : 1||2,175|
|Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA||87 : 1||12,025|
|Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles, CA||68 : 1||6,409|
|Fullerton College Fullerton, CA||70 : 1||22,613|
|El Camino Community College District Torrance, CA||70 : 1||24,223|
|Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA||71 : 1||20,042|
|University of La Verne La Verne, CA||29 : 1||7,396|
|Cerritos College Norwalk, CA||71 : 1||22,287|