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4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

Program description


Anthropology is the study of human similarities and differences in all times and in all places. It involves the study of biology, culture and society, language, the influence of the environment and even includes the investigation of some non-humans (apes, monkeys and hominins) to enrich our evolutionary understanding.

The discipline includes four interrelated subfields: archaeological, cultural, linguistic and physical (or biological) anthropology. This focus is currently expanding to include additional specializations like applied anthropology, forensics and medical anthropology.

Anthropology is a transfer program housed in the Social Science Division. Transfer programs are for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree. Some students take anthropology courses to fulfill the social science requirement for a transfer degree, others take anthropology courses as part of a plan to major in anthropology. Many students also take anthropology courses as electives.

Admission requirements

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural list to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

First Semester

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • English Composition I
  • Finite Mathematics I
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • General Education Statistics
  • Business Statistics
  • Philosophy Elective

Second Semester

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • English Composition II
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Biology Elective

Third Semester

  • Cross-Cultural Relationships
  • Introduction to Archeology
  • Earth Science Elective
  • History Elective
  • Elective

Fourth Semester

  • Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • Sociology Elective
  • Literature Elective
  • Elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.


Degree: Associate in Arts

Career opportunities

Successful anthropology majors typically go on to pursue graduate study. Anthropologists enjoy careers in academia, historic preservation, international development and aid, law, medicine, museums and government.

  • Academic Careers
  • Business Management/
  • Human Resources
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Design
  • Healthcare
  • International Development/
  • Affairs
  • Law/Criminal Justice

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College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...

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College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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