Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$309 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
100% online The archaeology option requires 12 credits of site-based field school experience. You can complete all other courses 100% online.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Anthropology – Online

The study of humanity

Anthropology bridges sciences and the humanities while developing critical thinking, communication, group processes and the ability to work independently. The OSU online anthropology degree offers four areas of focus to prepare you for a broad range of jobs that emphasize cross-cultural awareness, international contacts and management of cultural resources; for example: education, human and governmental services, law, business, media and medicine.

This degree program is offered through OSU's College of Liberal Arts, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation for best online liberal arts colleges. The courses are delivered online by OSU Ecampus.

"The ability to work on complex issues with diverse communities and exchange information within a respectful, productive process is what makes anthropology so universally applicable."

Brenda Kellar, Anthropology advisor

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

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