Department of Anthropology Programs

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Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

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

  • Certificate in Forensic Identification - Fosters student interest in applying scientific knowledge and skills to legal issues (i.e., in an area of the forensic sciences). The program promotes both the development of important methods and techniques, and the opportunity to obtain experience in appropriate forensic settings.
  • Certificate in Cultural Resource Management - Prepares individuals for careers in the preservation and management of historic and prehistoric cultural properties located on public and private lands. Emphasis is placed upon research, development, and implementation of regional research designs.
  • Certificate in Museum Studies - Prepares individuals for careers in municipal, county, and historical society museums, and state and federal interpretive centers. Emphasis is placed upon curatorial research and the design, preparation, and installation of exhibits.
  • Certificate in Applied Cultural Anthropology - Prepares individuals for careers in public and private businesses such as multinational corporations or federal agencies. Emphasis is placed upon identifying culturally related problem areas, preparing research designs, collecting and analyzing data, and recommending policy.

For more detailed information on our certificate programs click here.

Minor Program

To add the Anthropology Major, Minor, and/or Certificates to your CSU, Chico curriculum please visit Student Records and Registration Office.