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 Summary

Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Program Length

2 years

Program Units

60

Cost Per Unit

$450 · Financial aid and scholarships available

Application Deadlines

December 1 for Spring · April 15 for Summer · July 1 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.

Quality Bachelor's Degree

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.

Convenient Program Structure

We know that you're balancing several priorities, so we've designed this program to provide you with the flexibility you need to complete your bachelor's degree.

  • Apply on a rolling basis for a fall, spring or summer start.

  • Maximize the number of credits you transfer to minimize your time to completion.

  • Enroll in classes year-round during five, eight-week terms.

  • Participate in classes on your own time, as well as during scheduled weeknights and weekends.

  • Engage with your faculty and classmates on a regular basis.

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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.

  • Comprehend the importance and value of anthropological knowledge in modern society, and develop the ability to apply it to social issues.

Diverse Career Outcomes

Our graduates learn many 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.

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Apply Starting September 1

Our rolling admissions cycle for the Spring 2023 term will open on September 1, 2022, and close on December 1, 2022. Complete your application via the Cal State Apply website.

Career Possibilities

Our graduates learn many 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. Take a look at some of the top sectors, top companies, and examples of job titles of our alumni.

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

Join our Spartan Alumni Network

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By completing your bachelor's degree with SJSU Online, you will also become part of our extensive network of more than 275,000 SJSU alumni who are located throughout the Bay Area, across the United States, and around the world. According to LinkedIn, more than 1200 of those alumni have studied anthropology.

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