Anthropology, BA

It is critical to have a deep understanding of human behavior to develop social, cultural, economic, and political solutions for our society. Our online Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology will prepare you to meet this need.

Admitted Spartan Day 2019

Program Information

Next Start

January 2024

Program Format

8-week courses, 5 terms year-round

Program Length

2 years, 60 units

Cost Per Unit

$450 · Financial aid and scholarships available

Application Deadlines

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

Become a Versatile Anthropologist

Anthropology is the study of humankind's past, present, and future. Becoming an anthropologist includes learning about the diversity of human experience, relationships between culture and environment or biology, and historical perspectives on cultural systems.

Our online Bachelor’s in Anthropology is located in our SJSU College of Social Sciences. The courses are designed and taught by our renowned SJSU faculty, which means that 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

To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must fulfill our general SJSU Online requirements. Visit the Anthropology catalog webpage for a full list of required transfer courses.

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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Advance Your Career

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 $60,000 and an upper range of $99,000, 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.

Top Sectors

  • Administration

  • Arts and design

  • Business development

  • Community and social services

  • Education

  • Healthcare services

  • Information technology

  • Media and communication

  • Operations

  • Research

Top Companies

  • Accenture

  • Apple

  • Caltrans

  • City of Mountain View

  • County of Santa Clara

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • Library Systems & Services, LLC

  • SJSU

  • Stanford University

  • The Walt Disney Company

Job Titles

  • Adjunct professor

  • Arts coordinator

  • Career development specialist

  • Case manager

  • Design researcher

  • Laboratory manager

  • Marketing and brand director

  • Outreach specialist

  • Project manager

  • Talent acquisition director

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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Christa Cruz
Christa CruzEnrollment Counselor

Learn More About Our Anthropology Program

Schedule an appointment with Enrollment Counselor Christa Cruz to discuss your goals and questions or request more information via email.

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