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These courses provide a foundation in anthropology, the social science dedicated to understanding humans. Students will study the origins of the species, explore physical, cultural and social development, and use cross-cultural comparisons to explain the characteristics that distinguish and unite people from diverse groups. Macomb’s courses give you an introduction to the field that prepares you for further study and possible specializations including Sociocultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Anthropology

  1. What you need to succeed, including free tutoring
  2. Nearly 250 private and transfer scholarships available
  3. Conveniently scheduled classes that fit your life

Anthropology Courses at Macomb

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • Introduction to Archaeology

Career Opportunities in Anthropology

Most careers in this field require an advanced degree. With a graduate degree in anthropology, you will be qualified for careers that include anthropology instructor, social science research assistant and behavioral scientist.

Transfer Pathways

Credits earned at Macomb transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and may be applied to a bachelor’s degree program. If you intend to transfer and pursue advanced degrees in anthropology or another field, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Anthropology courses?

For more information, contact the Social Science Department at South Campus, 585.445.7286 or, or at Center Campus, 586.286.2282 or

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