Transfer & Career Opportunities

Transfer Information

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The Associate in Arts for Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T) degree is suited for students who will complete their education at Feather River College and then transfer to a four year institution to complete their bachelor’s degree. Successful completion of the transfer degree in Anthropology
guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University (but does not guarantee acceptance to a particular campus or major) to pursue a baccalaureate degree, in preparation for a career in the field of anthropology.

To earn an AA-T or AS-T degree from Feather River College, complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable units.
  2. Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA.
  3. Complete a minimum of 18 semester units in an "AA-T" or "AS-T" major as detailed in the catalog or addenda. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  4. Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU).


Career & Income Information

Linguistic Anthropologists may work in the areas of intercultural communication, language revitalization, and literacy programs. An emphasis in Archaeology lends itself to work in one of many Federal and State agencies and private cultural resource management firms. Biological and Medical Anthropologists work in the growing sector of health related occupations and research. Consultants are employed in historical and ethnographic research, forensic work, archaeological survey and excavation, museums and teaching.

Where can I work?

Research Companies
Consulting Firms
Colleges & Universities
Architectural Organizations
Social Services Agencies 
Non-Profit Organizations
Community Programs 
Law Enforcement Agencies 
Legal Field
Medical Field Marketing & Business Firms

What can I do with an associate degree in anthropology?

Position Title CA Median Salary
Caseworker $51,470
Social Service Assistant $40,450
Residential Advisor $31,100
Fundraising Assistant $56,760
Program Assistant $66,580
Museum Technician $44,980
Tour Guide $30,170
Travel Agent $40,420

What can I do with higher education and additional training?

Position Title CA Median Salary
Anthropologist  $62,220
Archaeologist  $62,220
University Professor  $107,200
Research Assistant  $51,500
Compliance Officer  $80,830
Urban Planner  $85,410
Curator  $64,610
Fundraiser  $59,950
Grant Writer  $59,950
Urban Design Consultant  $85,410
Resource Management  $138,190
Regulatory Affairs Manager  $125,700

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