At a Glance: program details
Required Courses (Major Map)
This BS program in anthropology provides data collection, analysis and research design training within the scientific approaches to anthropology.
Students learn how to use the scientific method to formulate and test hypotheses and how to gather data through such methods as field surveys, excavation and measurement. They also learn to employ statistics to analyze and extract meaning from data. Through broad anthropological coursework, students learn to ask essential questions about the human species and gain the tools to answer them.
This interdisciplinary program offers training in the main areas of anthropology, including archaeology, bioarchaeology, sociocultural anthropology and evolutionary anthropology.
In addition to reviewing the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
Flexible Degree Options
Accelerated program options
This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:
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Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.
The demand in the job market for people with an anthropology background is stimulated by a growing need for researchers and analysts with keen thinking skills who can manage, evaluate and interpret large amounts of data. As the many spheres of human interaction expand globally, people trained in scientific modes of anthropology increasingly are sought-after for their combination of broad, holistic knowledge and perspective, and technical skills.
Career opportunities include positions as:
- cultural consultants
- forensic scientists
- health care administrators
- laboratory technicians
- nonprofit leaders
- policy analysts
- program directors
- public health professionals
- researchers and professors
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Anthropologists and Archeologists
- Growth: 4.2%
- Median Salary*: 63940
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 4%
- Median Salary*: 85000
- Growth: 3.3%
- Median Salary*: 128620
Regulatory Affairs Managers
- Growth: 3.3%
- Median Salary*: 128620
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.7%
- Median Salary*: 78970
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Through study abroad, students can see the world and gain hands-on experience that prepares them for a future-focused career. Students often cite participating in Global Education programs as the highlight of their academic career and a crucial moment in helping them gain a clearer view of the world, its peoples and the complex challenges facing everyone.
The School of Human Evolution and Social Change offers a suite of faculty-directed Global Education programs designed to connect students with current issues that impact local communities yet transect borders. Through any of the more than 300 programs available, students can see the world as they never have before and come away with memories to last a lifetime.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends these programs for students majoring in anthropology.
ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.