Anthropology Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology

Degree Overview

Find out what makes humans tick with this online bachelor's in anthropology. Use an evolutionary lens to learn about our biological, social, economic, and cultural world.

Develop the analytical tools to study human behavior, culture, and evolution

Build a nuanced understanding of cultural differences, start thinking more critically about the world around you, and gain the skills to work with underserved populations.

Broaden your knowledge of people and cultural systems. Gain a thorough understanding of humanity’s place in our natural world through a curriculum built on cultural relativism. Learn about:

  • People and their cultures (past and present), and gain an awareness of social, political, economic, and environmental systems
  • The similarities and differences that characterize human societies in the world, and key theoretical ideas that anthropologists use to study them
  • The relationship between theory, research methods, and data
  • Cultural differences, and how to identify gaps in services for organizations serving minority cultures

Take advantage of optional, hands-on learning opportunities

Enhance your overall learning experience by attending one of three in-person field schools during the summer:*

Paleontology Field School

  • Location: Greybull, Wyoming (Big Horn Basin)
  • Objectives: Identify fossil localities, map sections, and help with primary data collection

Archeology Field School

  • Location: Various locations in Northern Colorado
  • Objectives: Focus on high altitude locations and establish connections from mountain to plains, pre-history to history

Ethnographic Field School

  • Location: Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota
  • Objectives: Work with one of three local communities on economic development projects.

*Note: In-person field school is not required to meet graduation requirements.

Add a degree minor

Further specialize your knowledge with an optional minor. Choose from more than a dozen options, including:

  • Economics
  • History
  • Science Communications
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