The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

California State University, Long Beach, Department of Anthropology
1250 North Bellflower Boulevard 90840-1003 Long Beach CA 90840 United States
Phone+1 562.985.5171
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General Description / Special Programs

The department offers a diverse curriculum leading to a BA or MA degree. Department offers courses in applied anthropology with opportunities to work in local communities; and visual anthropology/ethnographic film making, creating interactive and augmented reality installations.

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Degrees Offered MA in Anthropology, Applied Anthropology MA option, BA in Anthropology
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
AA/AS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
BA/BS Requirements
120 Units, of which 12 units of lower division anthropology courses plus an approved introductory statistics course and 33 upper division units of anthropology courses are required.
MA/MS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Experience Offered
Field Work
MA/ MS Requirements General Option (same core as applied option, plus electives): 33 units course work, thesis, 1 language/special skill. Applied Option (same core as general degree, plus prescribed coursework and electives): 33 units course work, thesis or project; 1 ethnography of communication course, internship affiliated with coursework
MA/MS Specializations Applied Anthropology
Other Degree Field Areas
Four-fields anthropology BA
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities

Some departmental Graduate Assistantships available; some positions through individual faculty external grants

Program Details
Research Facilities

Visual Lab, Linguistic/Cultural Lab, Archaeology Lab


LeMaster, Barbara, Karen Quintiliani, & Allison Hunt. (2013). Bringing Communities and the University Together: Applied Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach. Annals of Anthropological Practice 37(1):179-196.

Certs Offered 0
Employees1 to 25
Member of COPPA
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
Graduate School: For "Cal State Apply" and Program Application Deadline please check with the Department office.
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Anthropology Undergraduate Student Association (ASA); Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA)
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0