The Anthropology program teaches human biology, language, culture, and past. Earn an Associate of Arts and pursue work as a Museum Technician and Conservator, Curator, and more.

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Program Information

Anthropology is the scientific study of past and present human beings in all parts of the world. Anthropology has traditionally been divided into four distinct, but interrelated sub-disciplines or fields.

Sub-Disciplines of Anthropology 

Cultural Anthropology — similarities and differences both within and among cultures.

Archaeology — material remains of the human past—artifacts, houses, and their associated contexts.

Biological Anthropology — human biological variation, adaptation, development, and origins (forensic anthropology, genetics, human evolution, and primatology).

Linguistic Anthropology —  languages and society (language preservation and revitalization, language and identity, and language).

Further Studies

Once you graduate from CNM, you can transfer your Anthropology degree from CNM to a four-year university.

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biological/Physical Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Applied Anthropology

Meet with an advisor to learn more about your transfer options.

Practicum Course

CNM Anthropology offers a practicum course (ANTH 2290) where students receive credit for participating in projects outside of CNM. As part of his anthropology practicum course at CNM, student Josh Vickery traveled to Mongolia to record carved stone monuments called “deer stones”. Today, Josh is working as an archaeologist in Albuquerque for the Office of Contract Archaeology.

Image of former CNM Anthropology student Josh Vickery, who took a practicum course during his time at CNM.

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