Anthropology (California State University - Long Beach)
Students who are interested in studying societies past and present, as well as human behaviors within them, may wish to consider a degree in anthropology at California State University, Long Beach. There are several specializations that one can pursue within the program, such as sociocultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and linguistics. Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology have the freedom to design their own courses around their chosen specialization or choose courses across various subfields for a more general approach.
In addition to 48 general education units, the major-specific degree program consists of five required lower-division courses and five required upper division courses, for a total of 10 required courses, plus 18 units of upper-level electives. To fulfill the lower division core requirements, students must complete an introductory-level statistics course and choose one course of three units each from one of the four subfields for a total of 15 to 16 units.
The upper-level core requires students to complete one methods/theory course, as well as one course apiece from the four upper-level Anthropology subfields for a minimum of 15 units. A minimum of 120 credits is required to complete the degree.
Established in 1949, California State University, Long Beach first opened its doors as the Los Angeles-Orange County State College. At the time, it enrolled just 160 students taught by 13 full-time faculty in an apartment on Anaheim Road. Through the years, the institution has gone through numerous name changes to...Read more About this school