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Who were the first peoples of Alaska? How did the Inupiat survive the harsh conditions of the Arctic? How do Alaska's Native cultures compare to those in the Lower 48 and beyond? If these and other questions about the diversity of the human world interest you, studying anthropology at KPC may be the right field of study for you.
Anthropologists assist in identifying prehistoric and historic sites for preservation, identifying subsistence and land use patterns of Native peoples, and investigating changes in society that impact future education, economics and industry. The study of anthropology at KPC gives students a balanced exposure to the sub-fields of anthropology: archaeology, physical anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.
Anthropologists have many career and job opportunities in various cultural resource management in federal, state, tribal and private organizations as well as in forensics. Students also have a number of internship opportunities to get real life experiences in the field.
KPC campuses offer courses which lead to partial completion of this UAA degree. Please work closely with your advisor to stay on track.