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The anthropology program provides students with a foundation of general education and core courses that are enriched with anthropological topics, perspective and focus. This program of study prepares students to successfully pursue their professional and personal endeavors in an increasingly globalized world.

Courses in the Anthropology program provide a strong academic foundation for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution of higher education to continue studying Anthropology and its four subfields which include cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and physical anthropology.

Area universities that offer a degree in one or more of these fields include: North Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, the University of Texas, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.



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Program Details

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3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

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Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.

Students develop skills applicable to a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Deep understanding of the institutions and processes that shape the world
  • Cross-cultural knowledge and understanding
  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving
  • Ability to formulate clear and persuasive messages
  • Listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively
  • Actors
  • FBI Agents
  • Congressional Aides
  • Business Consultants
  • Forensic Analysts
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Humanitarian Relief Workers
  • Import/Export Agents
  • Intelligence Officers
  • Journalists
  • Lawyers
  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Primatologists
  • Teachers/Professors
  • Public Relations Managers
  • World Health Organization Officers
  • Glenn Close - Actress
  • Tracy Chapman – Singer, Song Writer
  • Michael Crighton - Writer
  • Dr. Ana Chapman - Mother of United States President Barrack Obama
  • Charles Philip Arthur George - Charles, Prince of Wales
  • Jane Goodall - Primatologist
  • Zora Neale Hurston – Author, Playright
  • Thomas Jefferson – United States President, Father of American Archaeology
  • Téa Leoni - Actress
  • Jeff McDonald - MC Website Editor
  • Yvette Mimeux – Actress
  • Kurt Vonnegut - Writer

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information. 




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