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Anthropology: Associate of Arts Degree


The Associate Degree is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students for work, citizenship, and an enriched life as an educated person, and to lay a solid foundation for further study in the field of Anthropology.

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts Degree students are required to complete at least 60 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course, including the courses below.

All of:
  ANTH 1100  Social & Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
  ANTH 1200  Biological Anthropology 3 credits
  ANTH 1300  Archaeology 3 credits
Two of:
  ANTH 1217 Forensic Anthropology 3 credits
  ANTH 2100 Methods & Ethics in Anthropology 3 credits
  ANTH 2120 Cross-Cultural Women's and Gender Studies 3 credits
  ANTH 2133 Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft 3 credits
  ANTH 2140 First Nations Cultures of BC 3 credits
  ANTH 2142 First Nations Cultures of Canada 3 credits
  ANTH 2160 Culture and the Environment 3 credits
  ANTH 2163 Culture, Health and Well-Being 3 credits
  ANTH 2217 Forensic Methods & Analysis 3 credits
  ANTH 2300 Archaeological Methods 3 credits
  ANTH 2310 Archaeology of Death 3 credits
  ANTH 2320 Archaeology of the Old World 3 credits
  ANTH 2340 Archaeology of the Americas 3 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in Anthropology.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Associate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 60

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2011

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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