Why Choose an Online Anthropology Degree?

Anthropology is a broad, holistic field that seeks to understand people, from earliest times to the present. Anthropologists can excel in government, private business, community organizations, education, health organizations, research institutions and the media. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of anthropologists is projected to grow 19% through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree TypeBachelor of Arts
Diploma TitleBachelor of Arts
With a major in Anthropology
Transcript TitleBachelor of Arts
Major Anthropology

The UF Online Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology program seeks to provide a holistic understanding that is reflective of the field itself. We address social and cultural consequences from a worldwide perspective. You have the opportunity to concentrate your coursework in one of four major subfields: cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology and linguistics. You can also pursue a focus in an interdisciplinary track with another major or minor. Of the 120 credits you need to graduate, you must earn 34 credits in anthropology coursework.

What can you learn?

Few other online anthropology programs can provide you with a broad-based liberal arts education like ours. Not only does our program highlight the boundaries of the subfields within anthropology itself, but we also address the disciplines that align with it, such as biology, zoology, political science, law, history and art. You also have the opportunity to focus your studies in one of the following four major subfields:


Cultural anthropology
Sociocultural anthropologists are concerned with human social and cultural diversity and the bases of these distinctions, be they economic, political, environmental or biological; social roles, relationships and social transformation; cultural identity; cultural dimensions of domination and resistance; and strategies for representing and analyzing cultural knowledge.
Biological anthropology
Biological anthropologists are concerned with the physical and biocultural aspects of humans, including biological aspects of human health and well-being; micro- and macro-evolutionary study of the human condition; relationships to other primates; human growth and development; pathology, mortality and morbidity; and population genetics.
Archaeology
Archaeological anthropologists are concerned with the evolution and historical changes to cultural and sociopolitical configurations, the materiality of human experience, and the stewardship and interpretation of cultural heritage.
Linguistics
Linguistic anthropologists examine the history and structure of human languages, the relationship between language and culture, cognitive and biological aspects of language, and other symbolic forms and media of communication and reasoning.
What skills can anthropology majors develop?

Employers hire individuals with a degree in anthropology for many different reasons. Perhaps it’s because anthropology can develop a great skill set.

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Research
  • Analytics
  • Being Methodological
  • Writing
  • Data Management
  • Problem Solving
What’s the right college major for you?

Earning your degree in anthropology is a great way to remain flexible in today’s ever-changing job market. You should pursue UF’s online anthropology program if:

  • You have intellectual curiosity about humankind.
  • You’re interested in research and developing theories.
  • You respect history and value different cultures.
  • You’re interested in learning about human diversity on a global scale.
  • You enjoy taking scientific approaches and applying them to the human condition.
  • You are intrigued by the evolution of humanity, from our deepest ancestral roots to the present and future.
Upon graduation, you should know how to:
  • Describe the historical origins and applications of the subfields of anthropology through time.
  • Explain anthropological perspectives on human evolution and modern population variability.
  • Analyze modern issues confronting society using anthropological concepts, theories and constructs.
  • Demonstrate how the subfields of anthropology provide a unique window to understanding the human condition through time and space.
A day in the life of an anthropologist

As an anthropologist, your job is to address the tough questions. The activities you employ to find your answers vary according to the challenge. A day in the life of an anthropologist may include:

  • Collaborating on research
  • Evaluating financial needs
  • Developing policies
  • Implementing education reform
  • Improving health care delivery
  • Facilitating conversations to build stronger communities
  • Driving preparedness for natural disasters
  • Advocating for human rights
  • Recording history and making observations
  • Teaching tomorrow’s anthropologists
  • Understanding consumer research
  • Providing human insights useful in new technology development
What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and have completed the below 9 credits with at least a 2.5 GPA:

  • Three Anthropology courses
    OR
  • Two Anthropology courses and Introduction to Statistics (STA 2023)

Note:

  • All courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.
Degree Details
College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree TypeBachelor of Arts
Diploma TitleBachelor of Arts
With a major in Anthropology
Transcript TitleBachelor of Arts
Major Anthropology

Why choose UF Online?

When you choose UF Online for your degree in anthropology, you earn the same career-changing credential as our on-campus students. The only difference is that you have the added convenience of learning 100% online. Additional highlights include:

  • Earn an accredited, top-ranked bachelor’s degree
  • No campus visits required
  • Affordable tuition plus financial aid options
  • Transfer credits accepted
  • Join the Gator Nation of 370,000 alumni

Tuition & Fees

Invest in yourself and your future by earning a degree at UF. The university ranks third in both Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013) and on the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of “Best Buys Among Publics (2014).

$12918

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$111.92

Fees*:
$17.26


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour.

$55262

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$500.00

Fees*:
$52.62


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour. Non-Florida residents also pay an additional $35.36 Non-FL Resident Financial Aid fee per credit hour.

The non-Florida resident tuition is market based and program specific.

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