Anthropology, BS

Understand the Impact of the Human Experience

Anthropology fosters cultural competency through the study of countless cultures around the world. The differences between cultures provide valuable insight into the increasing interconnected nature of today’s society. As an anthropology graduate, you will utilize your training and knowledge to inform areas such as business, law enforcement, social services and sciences, and environmental issues, about the impacts of policies and decisions on individuals, communities, and nations. 

You will graduate from this program with an emphasis in Environmental Change, Community Engagement, and Wellness. To enrich your experience and growth within anthropology, USU Online offers 20+ minor programs, which are a great way to take a deeper dive into topics that interest you most and prepare for graduate studies or a career in an array of industries. Options include History, Mental Health Advocacy & Awareness, Psychology, Social Work, and Women & Gender Studies. For a full list of minor options, see USU Online's degree page

Degree at a Glance

3
Yearly Start Dates
21
Industry Relevant Courses
000%
Online Curriculum
37
Program Credit Hours
$6623
Estimated Annual Tuition*

*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2021-2022 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

Career Outlook for Graduates

A degree in anthropology is a gateway to various fields in which you can pursue a career. In fact, most anthropologists hold positions that don’t mention anthropology at all, proving the versatility of this field of study. You can choose to work for either public or private organizations in areas such as:

• Social services
• Law enforcement and legal practice
• Healthcare
• Business and marketing
• International and humanitarian work
• Education and culture

Median Pay*

  • Archivist, Curator, or Museum Specialist – $49,850
  • Archaeologist – $63,670
  • Urban Planner – $74,350
  • Conservation Scientist or Forester – $62,410

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Why Earn an Anthropology Degree from USU Online

USU Online’s bachelor’s in anthropology is one of the few online anthropology programs in the country. This applied program emphasizes the value of internships and practicum experiences in private, non-profit, and corporate organizations. Your participation in such experiences will kickstart your professional development by introducing new skills and strengthen existing skills, making you a competitive candidate as you prepare to enter professional settings upon graduation.

I'll study Urban and Regional Planning this fall. To qualify for my master's program, I needed experience analyzing human behavior, equity, ecology, geography, historical preservation, and more. I learned these skills from my undergraduate in Anthropology and am a better innovator because of these interdisciplinary skills.

-Daniel Sykes, Anthropology BA 2020

Resources for Online Students

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