Anthropology is the study of humankind in all places and at all times. It is a holistic discipline that is traditionally classified as a social science, but embraces the humanities and sciences as well. Anthropology in the United States is usually divided into four subfields: Archaeology, Cultural, Linguistics, and Biological (see Anthropology at OC for more information). Anthropology majors may find careers in lab work, archaeology, museums, research, government, business, education, media, etc.
OC students wishing to major in anthropology will find a variety of courses to choose from and to prepare them for transfer to a university. Whether students want to specialize in a particular subfield of anthropology or are interested in anthropology in general, they can tailor their anthropology classes at OC to fit their educational goals.
To minor in anthropology, OC students can combine anthropology with another field of study. Anthropology, because of its holistic approach and emphasis on understanding cultural meaning and context, fits well with many disciplines such as health care, law, government, social work, business, banking, advertising/media, engineering, biology, environmental studies, psychology, art, education, etc.