CCBC Signs Articulation Agreement with Anthropology Program at St. Mary's College of Maryland

Mar 21, 2016 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.840.2482 (cell)

Agreement includes internship opportunities for summer field work

Baltimore County, MD – The Community College of Baltimore County and St. Mary’s College of Maryland announce the signing of an agreement enabling students graduating from CCBC with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences degree to transfer up to 70 credits into a program leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Students with at least 56 transferable credits will enter with Junior-level status.

Established in 1840, St. Mary’s College is an accredited, public, co-educational, four-year college. Complete information on its admission policies can be found at

CCBC students are invited and encouraged to take part in St. Mary’s College summer field programs to dig and live on the St. Mary’s College campus. Not only will they gain practical insight on Anthropology as a major, they will receive upper-level credits at St. Mary’s College toward the B.A. in Anthropology requirements. Better yet, students can also transfer those courses back into CCBC to receive six electives towards their A.A. degree. Students do NOT have to be Anthropology majors at CCBC to participate in the summer field schools at St. Mary’s College.

Leveraging its location in historic St. Mary’s City, St. Mary’s College offers summer field schools in archaeology. This summer, in conjunction with Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), a state-supported outdoor museum located at the site of Maryland’s first capital (1632-1694), the college will offer an eight credit course with excavations on the grounds adjacent to the Leonard Calvert House from May 31 through Aug. 6, 2016. St. Mary’s College is also offering an archaeological field school at Cremona Estate near Mechanicsville, Md., from June 6 through July 15 (six credits). This field school will emphasize skills needed for cultural resource management (CRM) including all phases of excavation and aerial survey using drones. Our focus is the 17th and 18th century plantation West Ashcomb. Immediate employment on SMCM field and lab projects is available to those who complete this field school. For information on these programs, contact Professor Liza Gijanto at or visit Registration deadlines are in April.

For information about the anthropology program at CCBC, students should contact Nina Brown, Associate Professor of Anthropology at

For information about transferring to St. Mary’s College of Maryland, students should contact Jeb Barber, Transfer Coordinator, at

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