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.||X||Kent Lightfoot, Steven Shackley|
|Cabrillo College||Archaeological Technician Program||Archaeological Technician certificate||X||Rob Edwards, Charlotte Simpson-Smith|
|California Polytechnic||Social Sciences||Bachelors||X||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.||X||Robert L. Bettinger, Christyann Darwent,Jelmer Eerkens|
|Dominguez Hills (CSU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||X||Jerry Moore|
|East Bay (CSU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||Beverly Ortiz|
|Fresno (CSU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||John Pryor, Kristina Roper|
|Fresno City College||Archaeology||Archaeological Technician Certification||X||Jill Minar|
|Fullerton (CSU)||Anthropology||Masters||Steve James|
|Humboldt (SU)||Anthropology||Bachelors||X||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|
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.
For More Information See:
|Xfirstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 825- 1864|
|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||X||Russell Barber|
|San Diego City College||Anthropology||
Certificate of Performance in Archaeology
Associate of Arts in Anthropology
|San Diego (SU)||Anthropology||
SDSU offers field courses and field experience.
Todd Braje https://anthropology.sdsu.edu/people/braje
Seth Mallios https://anthropology.sdsu.edu/people/mallios
Faculty with California-based projects:
Isaac Ullah https://anthropology.sdsu.edu/people/ullah
|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||
Dust off your passport. San Jose State University is offering an archaeological field school for the summer 2019 in the West Indies on the island of Nevis. The project will investigate the colonial landscape associated with sugar plantations from 1680-1800 and will conduct a survey to find remnants of dwellings of the enslaved laborers. Students will be introduced to all phases of fieldwork from surveying to artifact processing.
Dates July 5-27, 2019.
Participants will be housed dormitory style with a shared room and private bathroom. The cost of the program covers tuition (three credits of upper division anthropology through San Jose State), insurance, accommodations, all meals, and special excursions. Individual airfare is additional.
The field school has limited space will have a maximum of 12. The deadline to register is November 15.
Interested persons are urged to contact Professor Marco Meniketti for further information as soon as possible.
|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.||X X||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||X||Patricia Lambert, Chris Morgan|
|West Valley College||Anthropology||Associates|