Anthropology, BA

Develop a deep understanding of human behavior to solve social, cultural, economic, and political challenges in our society.

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Program Information

Next Start

August 2024

Program Format

8-week courses, 5 terms year-round

Program Length

2 years, 60 units

Cost Per Unit

$475 · Financial aid and scholarships available

Application Deadlines

July 15 for Fall · November 15 for Spring · April 1 for Summer

Become a Skilled Problem-Solver

An anthropology degree is a passport to becoming a skilled problem-solver, cultural ambassador, forensic sleuth, social justice advocate, or archaeological explorer. You'll learn to decode human behavior, consult for global companies, support community-based nonprofit organizations, help solve crimes, or shape a better future by understanding our past. Anthropological skills are in demand at a wide range of organizations like Caltrans, Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, the U.S. National Park Service, the Walt Disney Company, and many more. By learning how to unlock innovative solutions by seeing things from unique cultural perspectives, anthropology majors have the skills to launch rewarding careers in fields like user experience, design, education, healthcare services, information technology, media and communication, research, and beyond.

Our online Bachelor’s in Anthropology program is taught by our renowned SJSU faculty in collaboration with expert instructional designers. When you complete this program, you will earn the same quality degree as all of our SJSU graduates and have the same opportunity to proudly cross the stage during your SJSU commencement ceremony.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to all SJSU Online programs must fulfill our general SJSU Online requirements. To view the program's courses, roadmap, and more, visit the Anthropology, BA catalog webpage.

Our expert SJSU Online Enrollment Counselors are here to discuss your goals, complete an unofficial transcript review, assist you with completing your application, and much more.

Valuable Learning Experiences

Our coursework in areas such as archeology or cultural and physical anthropology will provide you with important skills, such as cultural interviewing, qualitative research, data analysis, and critical thinking. Our classroom experiences will challenge you to be creative, collaborative, and do hands-on problem solving.

  • Learn how culture is unique to human life and the relationship of human biology and evolution.

  • Increase your awareness of human diversity and the ways humans have categorized diversity.

  • Understand how migration, colonialism, and economic integration shape global society.

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What can you do with an Anthropology degree?

Our graduates learn several transferable skills including cultural competency, critical thinking, research design, and professional writing, which are skills that are increasingly in demand in private, public, and non-profit organizations.

Anthropologists in the Bay Area earn an average annual salary of $73,000 and an upper range of $134,000, according to Glassdoor.

Take a look at some of the top sectors, top companies, and examples of job titles of our alumni, according to LinkedIn.

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Expert Faculty and Diverse Classmates

Learn about the expertise of our Anthropology faculty and how our program is enabling students from all walks of life to accomplish their goals.

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