The Associate of Arts degree in anthropology is designed primarily for the student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology. The program is designed around the requirements set by the University of Wyoming for a four-year degree in anthropology. Also, the program can help prepare the student in studies other than anthropology, including prelaw, premedicine, predentistry, library paraprofessional, administration of justice, and aging and human development.
A minimum of 64 credit hours is required for an Associate of Arts degree. The student should consult with an academic advisor to ensure that elective courses selected and courses in humanities, fine arts, and any of the sciences are appropriate and transferable. A foreign language is not required for the A.A. in anthropology, but anthropology majors should be aware that most four-year colleges, including the University of Wyoming, require at least eight hours of a foreign language for the B.A. degree.