Learn to think holistically about the human race with SNHU's online Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. This experiential online anthropology degree bridges the sciences and humanities to explore societal similarities and differences as seen through cultural, biological, archeological and linguistic lenses. You'll examine humans and our non-human primate relatives over space and time by studying how society has changed socially and historically.
In addition to the general anthropology track, we also offer concentrations in environmental sustainability and geospatial technologies. The general track allows you to take courses in both of these areas or a range of additional electives.
Whichever path you choose, you'll graduate with skill sets valued by a range of employers - from urban to rural, private firms to NGOs.
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SNHU's online anthropology degree helps you recognize and respond to cultural and environmental challenges by exploring the past and its interconnectedness to the future. You'll delve into the complexities of biological change and adaptation, investigate identity through a combination of modern and historical events and promote cultural awareness and change.
More specifically, courses teach how to:
You'll emerge from the program comfortable combining theory and problem-solving skills in an authentic way, ready to make your mark as an engaged citizen of a diverse world.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's in anthropology online at SNHU include:
SNHU's online anthropology degree emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach that gives you the skills you need to apply for a range of positions in every area from global health advocacy to environmental and natural resources. Potential job titles include:
Job prospects for specialties within anthropology are expected to grow, with demand for environmental scientists and specialists anticipated to increase by up to 11% and cartographers and photogrammetrists by up to 19% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Note that an advanced degree is required to become an anthropologist.
The online anthropology degree has a strong foundation in archaeology, ethics and conservation. Core courses and concentrations stress the application of anthropological theory and methods to real-world problems through hands-on assignments, ethnographic case studies, data collection and the acquisition of skills in a specialty area.
SNHU's bachelor's in anthropology program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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