In general, community colleges offer courses in Anthropology and Associate of Arts (A.A.) degrees can be earned with emphases in anthropology or related fields. State Universities (CSUs) typically offer Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and occasionally Master’s (M.A.) degrees in Anthropology. California Universities (UCs) are the only state institutions to offer Ph.D.s in Anthropology and generally only award M.A.s. on route to the Ph.D. However, each program is unique, and specifics can be researched via the links below.
|School||Department & Link||Highest Degree
|Faculty with California Focus|
|Bakersfield (CSU)||Sociology and Anthropology||Bachelors||Mark Sutton, Robert Yohe|
|Berkeley (UC)||Anthropology||Ph.D.||Kent Lightfoot, Steven Shackley|
|Cabrillo College||Archaeological Technician Program||Archaeological Technician certificate||Rob Edwards, Charlotte Simpson-Smith|
|California Polytechnic||Social Sciences||Bachelors||Terry Jones, Robert L. Hoover|
|Cal Poly Pomona||Anthropology||Bachelors||Mark Allen, Richard Hyslop|
|Channel Islands (CSU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||Colleen Delaney-Rivera|
|Chico (CSU)||Anthropology||Masters||Frank Bayham, Georgia Fox, Antoinette Martinez|
|Cypress College||Social Sciences||Bachelors|
|Davis (UC)||Anthropology||Ph.D.||Robert L. Bettinger, Christyann Darwent,Jelmer Eerkens|
|Dominguez Hills (CSU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||Jerry Moore|
|East Bay (CSU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||Beverly Ortiz|
|Fresno (CSU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||John Pryor, Kristina Roper|
|Fresno City College||Archaeology||Archaeological Technician Certification||Jill Minar|
|Fullerton (CSU)||Anthropology||Masters||Steve James|
|Humboldt (SU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||Jamie Roscoe|
|Irvine (UC)||Anthropology||Ph.D.||Jon Ericson|
|Long Beach (CSU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||Carl Lipo, Hector Neff, Daniel Larson|
|Los Angeles (CSU)||Anthropology||Masters||Patricia Martz, Renee Vellanowith|
|Los Angeles (UC)||Anthropology||Ph.D.||Jeanne Arnold|
|Merced (UC)||Anthropology||Bachelors||Kathleen Hull|
|Monterey Bay (CSU)||Social & Behavioral Sciences||Bachelors||Susan Morley|
|Moorpark College||Anthropology||courses||Colleen Delaney-Rivera|
|Northridge (CSU)||Anthropology||Masters||Matthew Boxt|
|Northridge (CSU)||http://pimu.weebly.com/||The Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Field School is a collaborative research project with Tongva/Gabrielino tribal members, the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy and California State University, Northridge. The field school runs from July 18, 2014 to August 15, 2014 and is Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certified.
In our seventh year, the field school provides students with practical working knowledge of survey, excavation, lab and cataloging methods while immersing them in the 9,000 years of prehistoric maritime history of the Tongva/Gabrielino nation. Students will also learn about how to apply cultural resource laws to public sector archaeological work.
Situated just off the coast of Los Angeles, Catalina Island was historically an important trading supply outpost for Southern California and beyond. The field school is part of the on-going Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Project (PCIAP), which is working to assess and protect archaeological sites on Catalina.
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|Palomar College||Anthropology||Associates||Phil De Barros|
|Riverside (UC)||Anthropology||Ph.D.||Philip Wilke|
|Sacramento (CSU)||Anthropology||Masters||Mark Basgall, Michael Delacorte, David Zeanah|
|San Bernardino (CSU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||Russell Barber|
|San Diego City College||Anthropology||Certificate of Performance in Archaeology
Associate of Arts in Anthropology
|San Diego (SU)||Anthropology||Masters|
|San Diego (UC)||Anthropology||Ph.D.||Patricia Masters (at Scripps)|
|San Francisco (SU)||Anthropology||Masters||Gary Pahl, Lee Davis, David Kojan|
|San Francisco (UC)||Medical Anthropology||Ph.D.|
|San Jose (SU)||Anthropology||Masters
San Jose State University will be conducting two separate archaeological field schools during Summer 2016. Students will earn three units of upper division Anthropology credit from either field school.
The Caribbean Legacy Project is will be held from June 9-30, on the island of Nevis, West Indies. The project will combine prehistoric and historic data recovery. One venue will be the 18th century Hamilton estate sugar factory, which was once owned by the uncle of Alexander Hamilton, and will be investigated as an integral part of a local heritage preservation agenda. The second site to be examined on the island is an endangered prehistoric (pre-contact era) indigenous burial, which will be recovered for preservation by the local heritage society. Students will also engage in geoarchaeological environmental sampling. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for the project. Housing and meals are provided dormitory style. Visit www.caribeanarchaeology.com.
The second field school will be carried out in Santa Cruz County, California, at The Forest of Nicene Marks State Park, and is tentatively scheduled for July 20 to August 5, 2016. The Loma Prieta Mill Project is a partnership with California State Parks and is an investigation of the Loma Prieta timber mill, worker’s housing, and industrial landscape dating from the late 19th century. Last season the field school mapped the site and located evidence of the blacksmith hearth and steam engine boiler house. This season we hope to map the worker’s housing and expand investigation of the mill. The project will accommodate a maximum of 20 students. The project operates as a commuter field project Monday through Friday.
For information regarding cost, logistics, or requirements for participation contact the Anthropology department at San Jose State University or email Professor Marco Meniketti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|San Marcos (CSU)||Social Sciences||courses|
|Santa Barbara (UC)||Anthropology||Ph.D.||Michael Glassow|
|Santa Barbara City College||Anthropology||Associates||R. Dennis Ringer|
|Santa Cruz (UC)||Anthropology||Ph.D.||Diane Gifford-Gonzalez, Chelsea Blackmore|
|Santa Rosa Junior College||Behavioral Sciences||Associates|
|Sonoma (SU)||Anthropology||Masters||Adrian Praetzellis, Margaret Purser,Michael Newland|
|Stanford||Cultural & Social Anthropology||Ph.D.|
|University of Oregon||Anthropology||Ph.D.||Jon Erlandson, Doug Kennett, Madonna Moss|
|Utah State University||Anthropology||Masters||Patricia Lambert, Chris Morgan|
|West Valley College||Anthropology||Associates|