Online Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand what makes humans unique, and the importance of our differences, anthropology draws on insights from diverse fields, including social and biological sciences and the humanities.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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ASU’s bachelor of arts online degree program in anthropology gives students an opportunity to learn how and why humans evolved, and how our evolutionary biological, social and cultural trajectories help us understand the meaning of being human in past, present and future environments.

Anthropology helps students develop strong critical-thinking and oral and written expression skills, important for success in many career areas. Anthropology majors learn how to use the scientific method to formulate and test hypotheses and gather qualitative and quantitative data through a variety of methods including how to employ statistics to analyze and extract meaning from data.

Featured courses


ASB 222: Buried Cities and Lost Tribes ((HU or SB) & G & H)


ASB 102: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (SB & G)


ASM 104: Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution (SB or SG)


SOC 390: Social Statistics I (CS)


STP 226: Elements of Statistics (CS)


ASB 394: Statistics for Social Scientists


STP 231: Statistics for Life Science (CS)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Anthropologist


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $62,280

Anthropology Professor


Growth: 10.0 %
Salary: $81,580

Archivist


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $51,760

Compliance Manager


Growth: 8.0 %
Salary: $105,610

Cultural Studies Professor


Growth: 10.5 %
Salary: $72,230

Investment Fund Manager


Growth: 8.0 %
Salary: $105,610

Museum Curator


Growth: 14.0 %
Salary: $53,770

Museum Exhibit Designer


Growth: 12.4 %
Salary: $40,670

Sociologist


Growth: 1.3 %
Salary: $79,650

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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