Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Natural Sciences
Institute: Science & Technology
College: SAC

What is the Anthropology course of study?

Anthropology at SAC includes three of the four major fields of Anthropology: Physical or Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Archaeology.

What will I learn?

You will learn to see the world differently than you do now. Though each of the fields are different - physical anthropology is concerned with human evolution and development; archaeology is the study of past cultural material and the people associated with them; cultural anthropology focuses on the understanding of existing cultural groups – we all embrace a common holistic perspective. We do this to try and answer the question, "What does it mean to be a human being?" What you'll learn are the past and ongoing processes of our humanity. If you have ever wondered, why religion exists, or why babies have a strong grip, or what does it mean to bury the dead, then these classes are for you.

What can I do with this course of study?

A bachelor's degree in anthropology is very much like other liberal arts bachelor's degrees. In trying to understand how we develop we look at all aspects of the human experience, history, anatomy, social development, language development, the effects of the environment, how people form societies, how worldview develops. This holistic approach can lead to further specialization in graduate school where you focus on a particular field; law school, business school, international studies. Anthropologists work as cultural resource managers, go on to nursing or medical school, work for the National Park Service or the U.S. State Department. The limits of what you can do with this degree are based on the limits you put upon yourself.

Last updated 5/18/2021

What's special about the Anthropology course of study?

Our enthusiasm is pretty special. The people who teach anthropology here at SAC love what they do and it shows. Anthropology is fieldwork-based. All of us have to do research outside of our institutions in order to exit from graduate school. Often students go out in the field as juniors or seniors before earning their bachelor's degree. Along with teaching you the history of the discipline, you'll learn concepts and theories anthropologists use to report on what they've learned in their research. We teach you to do anthropology not just study what it is.


You will learn to see the world differently than you do now.
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Natural Sciences Department Administration

 The Natural Sciences Department consists of three administrative positions:  

  • The Department Chair manages the department and collaborates with the college to ensure that the department is functioning to meet the college’s needs. 
  • The Program Coordinator assists the Department Chair with managing the program based on the standards and regulations of the accrediting body.

 The Natural Sciences administrators for the department are:

 Teanna Staggs, Ph.D.  Shelly Sheppard
 Department Chair / Natural Sciences Department  Program Coordinator / Biology and Anthropology
 Chance Academic Center (CAC) 345  Chance Academic Center (CAC) 345C
 210-486-0840  210-486-0837


 Staff Contact Information


 Academic Unit Assistant


 Location: Chance Academic   Center (CAC) Room 345  Phone:  210-486-0840


 Faculty Contact Information

 Full Time Faculty

 Bernadette Cap  CAC 345C


 Adjunct Faculty

 Laura Burmeister CAC 308
 Wes Copas CAC 308
 Margaret Greco CAC 308
 Caleb Miller CAC 308


Contact Us

 Dr. Teanna Staggs

 Department Chair


 Chance Academic Center (CAC) 345

 Phone: 210-486-0840

 Shelly Sheppard

 Biolog / Anthropology Coordinator


 Chance Academic Center (CAC) 345C

 Phone: 210-486-0837


 Academic Unit Assistant



 Chance Academic Center (CAC) 345

 Phone: 210-486-0840

 Last update:  1/24/2023