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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Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

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.

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Who We Are

Cultural anthropologists often work in fields such as education, community development, disaster relief and humanitarian efforts, and social services.

Many archaeologists are employed in the field of cultural resource management (CRM), which is focused on preservation of archaeological sites.

Biological anthropologists find employment in the fields of education, forensics, health, and genetic research.

Linguistic anthropologists are employed in the fields of education, human rights, and international development.

Applied anthropologists are employed in the fields of health and nutrition, environmental studies, business, archaeological preservation, and indigenous rights.

What We Study

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).

Applied Anthropologists — applying  the concepts, methods, theories and skills of anthropologists in solving community problems.

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.

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