Anthropology

Taking the following courses will prepare you to major in anthropology at any UC campus.

Expected coursework

  • Physical/biological anthropology
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Introduction to archaeology

Use ASSIST to find the specific classes offered at your community college that will satisfy the expected coursework. In addition to the specific coursework above, you will need to fulfill minimum requirements expected of all transfer applicants to UC.

Associate Degree for Transfer

If you are working on an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in anthropology at your community college with the goal of applying to CSU as well as UC, there’s a lot of overlap in coursework. The three core courses for the UC Transfer Pathway and the ADT are the same. Additional courses required for CSU may be eligible for UC credit at some campuses. Check ASSIST for details.

Applicable majors

The anthropology pathway applies to the degree programs listed below. (More may be added in the year ahead.) UC campuses that offer the Bachelor of Science in anthropology may expect additional coursework.

  • Anthropology, A.B. at Davis
  • Anthropology, B.A. at Berkeley
  • Anthropology, B.A. at Irvine
  • Anthropology, B.A. at Los Angeles
  • Anthropology, B.A. at Merced
  • Anthropology, B.A. at Riverside
  • Anthropology, B.A. at San Diego
  • Anthropology, B.A. at Santa Barbara
  • Anthropology, B.A. at Santa Cruz

Campus GPA requirements

Admission to different UC campuses and majors varies in competitiveness depending on how many students apply and how many slots are available. As a result, the minimum GPA and grade requirements for particular courses may vary from campus to campus. Make sure to look on the campus admissions websites to find minimum expected grade point averages for the major you are interested in.

Transfer Pathways

Anthropology is one of UC's top majors offering a new Transfer Pathway: a single set of courses students can take to prepare for admission to any of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses.

Tools to help you prepare

  • Use ASSIST to ensure that your courses are accepted by each campus as part of major preparation.
  • Use the Transfer Admission Planner to track and plan your coursework.