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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwaySocial, Behavioral, Education
AdvisorDr. Jason Wenzel, PHD
Associate Professor
850.769.1551, ext 4817

Senior Administrative AssistantMs. Jody Walton
210 Social Sciences Building

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Anthropology/Archaeology, AA

Is a Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology Right for You?

Do you have a genuine curiosity about humanity? Does hands-on learning about historic artifacts and practices of people, both past and present, appeal to you? 

Do you want to learn about the world, and at the same time, about yourself?

If you answered yes for any of these questions, then Gulf Coast State College’s Anthropology /Archaeology transfer track is perfect for you! This is a great track for individuals interested in the study of human origins, languages, social institutions, and customs. Gulf Coast State College's Introduction to Anthropology and Introduction to Archaeology courses offer fun and engaging hands-on learning opportunities.

Join the Anthropology Club!     Contact Dr. Jason Wenzel at

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Anthropology/Archaeology Program Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Select 6 hours from a list of Math Courses
Physical Science
Biological Science
Introduction to Anthropology

Introduction to Archaeology or Cultural Anthropology

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Anthropology/Archaeology AA Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Professor of Anthropology
Academic Researcher
Heritage Manager
Museum Education Officer

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

Florid State University
University of West Florida
University of South Florid

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Michael Wright

Meet Michael, GCSC Alumna & Participant in Archaeological Dig in Panama City, Florida

"You start to understand history and see history and you get to hold history. I think that is one of the most interesting things about being able to come out here and have a class where you not only learn but also have a lab component."  – Gulf Coast State College Alumna, Associate in Arts

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