Certificates

The Department of Anthropology offers four certificates that are an enhancement to a BA degree that any current Chico State student can sign up. 

Below is brief description of each certificate and a link to see required classes. 

For more information on a particular certificate please contact the certificate coordinator which is located on the bottom of the required class list. 

If you are not a current Chico State student and are interested in the certificates, you can potential take classes through Open University.  Click here for more information on Open University.

Certificate in Cultural Resource Management

This certificate prepares individuals for careers in the conservation, preservation and management of heritage resources located on public and private lands.  Emphasis is placed upon acquisition of archaeological field skills and knowledge of federal and state requirements.  Employment opportunities are plentiful.

Required class list

Archaeology web page

Certificate in Applied Cultural Anthropology

This certificate prepares individuals for careers in private business and in public agencies in the U.S. and abroad.  Emphasis is placed upon identifying culturally related problem areas, research design, collecting and analyzing data and policy analysis.

Required class list.

Certificate in Forensic Identification

This certificate fosters student interest in applying scientific knowledge and skills of the physical anthropologist to legal issues (i.e., in an area of the forensic sciences). This certificate promotes both the development of important methods such as human skeletal identification or assessment in collaborative involvement with local law enforcement agencies.

Required class list

Human ID web page

Certificate in Museum Studies

This certificate prepares individuals for careers in municipal, county, historical society museums, state and federal interpretive centers. Emphasis is placed upon curatorial research and design, preparation and installation of exhibits.

Required class list

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology web page