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Explore the world 

Anthropologists explore people and cultures of the world to understand how they function. To fully understand and study these cultures, they use knowledge of biological, physical and social sciences. They then use the data and insights they collected to develop solutions to human problems.

Harper College's Anthropology Program will broaden your cultural perspective, as well as help you prepare to transfer to a four-year university for further study.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in anthropology. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Explore Anthropology Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Anthropology degree program. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Anthropology Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Anthropology Program News

Get the latest news and updates from the Harper Anthropology department.

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Harper College was a "turning point" for Loyola University-bound Kelsey Lewis, who arrived at a low point in her life but graduated with a renewed sense of energy and purpose. Read More

Last Updated: 4/8/24