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
$318 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
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. Only the archaeology option requires site-based field school experience. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. Anthropology – Online

Careers

Oregon State's online anthropology degree program will give you the flexibility to pursue a wide range of career goals based on your interests. As an anthropologist, you'll have opportunities to work at the corporate level, in all levels of government, educational institutions and nonprofit associations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for anthropologists are expected to grow by 5% between now and 2029. That is a faster-than-average growth rate for all occupations nationwide.

Sample job titles for anthropology graduates

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64 percent more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

  • Administrator/manager
  • Advocate (human rights/social justice)
  • Archaeologist
  • Community developer
  • Cultural resource manager
  • Educator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmentalist
  • Ethnographer/cultural anthropologist
  • Evaluator/assessor
  • Historian
  • Museum curator
  • Public health professional
  • Tourism director

You can find additional career information related to this program on OSU's Department of Anthropology website.

Career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Oregon State’s Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.

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