Matthew  Waldon

Matthew Waldon

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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Anthropology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MAT 141 5
ANT 131 3
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
Elective 4
Science Lab elective 4
MAT 133 4

Second Year

First Semester
Science elective 4
Elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Second Semester
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 1


  • Degree offered: B.A., B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.  Students seeking the B.S. degree must complete one of the following:  BIO 161 + 162, CEM 141 + 142 or PHY 231 + 232.  Other options are available at Grand Valley.
  • It is strongly recommended that students transfer after one year.  The required anthropology courses are not available at JCC.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social Science elective must be a non-ANT course.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 249, HST 125, SOC 235, SOC 246


Professional and career opportunities for students majoring in anthropology include jobs in international development/assistance (nonprofit and government), government, education, museums, international business, zoos, human services, and health care.

It is important to identify your interests as early as possible so that you and your advisor can develop the best academic program possible. For many career paths in anthropology, it is important to have experience through one or more practicums or actual field experience in archaeology. These opportunities are available with appropriate planning and coordination with your advisor.

Career practicum experiences are available for students interested in museum work and a number of other activities in local communities. Students interested in practicum experiences need to begin planning with their advisor for the experience as early as possible in their college career.

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