Online Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
Are you torn between studying history or biology? The Bachelor of Science in anthropology online allows you to do both. The gained knowledge of human behavior will give you an edge in science, medicine and other career fields.
Next start date: 03/14/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Earn your BS in anthropology
A BS in anthropology provides training in data analysis and research design within the context of human evolution, archaeology and the wider field of anthropology. You’ll learn how to use the scientific method to formulate and test hypotheses and gather qualitative and quantitative data through participant observation, interviewing, careful excavation and measurement. You’ll also learn how to employ statistics to analyze and extract meaning from data. But this is not just a technical degree. You’ll also learn how to ask important questions about the human species.
Most simply defined, anthropology is the study of humans. It’s the study of who we are and what makes us human, such as our culture, beliefs and social behavior, evolution and biology, languages and music, and art and architecture. Anthropology is the study of people living today, as well as people who lived in the recent and distant past. It seeks answers to important questions such as how human behavior has and continues to change over time.
Those with an anthropology background are in high demand. There is a growing need for researchers and analysts with keen thinking skills who can manage, evaluate and interpret large amounts of data. Professionals trained in anthropology are increasingly sought after for their broad, holistic knowledge and perspective.
What skills do I learn in a BS in anthropology?
The Bachelor of Science in anthropology program teaches you to “think like an anthropologist.” You’ll learn to appreciate our place in nature and the long history of human societal change that brought us to where we are today.
Does my Bachelor of Science in anthropology say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Online anthropology courses
The Bachelor of Science in anthropology program concentrates on science- and mathematics-based anthropology courses. Calculus and upper-division statistics courses are required.
What can I do with a BS in anthropology?
The skills developed in this program are valued in health research, foreign service, education and a wide variety of other industries. This undergraduate degree may also be relevant for those looking to pursue advanced degrees in anthropology or go on to medical school.
Anthropology degree requirements
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).
Become a student of the school of Human Evolution and Social Change
ASU's School of Human Evolution and Social Change is one of the largest and most diverse anthropology programs in the country. Scale is a major asset as students can take classes and work with faculty in any part of the school. We offer an array of courses, almost all of which are taught directly by our field-leading faculty. This includes award-winning online versions of our most popular classes, providing working students with scheduling flexibility as needed. We are leaders in online instruction and continually work to improve the quality of the student experience.
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