For more information contact:

Stella Hansen, Ph.D.
Bay West Campus)

Molly Campbell

Bay College
2001 N Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829
Cultural Anthropology studies human society and culture.   Whether describing life on a reservation or examining the impact of global climate change, Cultural Anthropology offers both a scientific and a humanistic worldview.
As a Social Science, Cultural Anthropology studies issues of ethnicity and race, making a living, marriage, gender and political systems. Special attention also focuses on research methodology and ethics.

As a Humanities course, Cultural Anthropology looks at how different people throughout the world create a sense of meaning through art, religion, music, language, and ideas.
Why a Degree in Anthropology?
  • The average starting salary for anthropologists start at $57,420 or $27.61 per hour *
  • Job openings are very competitive and are best with a Masters degree or a Ph. D. and who have ethnographic field experience.
  • By 2022 job openings are expected to increase by 19% *
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Anthropologists and Archeologists,
Why Cultural Anthropology at Bay College?
  • Cultural Anthropology at Bay College is offered in a traditional format at both the main campus and at Bay College West, and also as an online course.
  • Cultural Anthropology meets the World Cultures requirement of most transfer Universities.
  • Students will learn the fundamentals of ethnographic field research and do participant observation in a cultural setting.
Degree Options at Bay College:

Students completing an Associates of Arts (A.A.) Degree or an Associates of Sciences Degree (A.S.) can fulfill their requirement for a social science or a humanities course. 

Great Links to Learn More:

Bureau of Labor Statistics
AAANET Resources for Students
UPENN Department of Anthropology

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