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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology


Discover the unknown and dig into your potential with an Anthropology degree from UF Online.

Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Arts
With a major in Anthropology
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Arts
Major Anthropology

Will My Credits Transfer?

Anthropology is a broad, holistic field that seeks to understand people, from earliest times to the present. An online Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology will open you to opportunities in government, private business, community organizations, education, health organizations, research institutions and the media.

The UF Online B.A. in Anthropology program seeks to provide a rounded 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.

Through in depth skill development in research, analytics, data management, critical thinking and collaboration, UF Anthropology graduates gain worldwide scope into a discipline that combines science and the humanities.

Important Dates

Career Tracks and Opportunities

What professions will a degree in Anthropology prepare me for?

  • Anthropologist and Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Conservationist
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Ethnography and Cultural Anthropology
  • Geographer
  • Museum Worker or Curator
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Sociologists
  • Urban and Regional Planner

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.

What are the admissions requirements for this major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

Upper Division & Second Bachelor's Transfer Applicants

Upper division transfer applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) and Second Bachelor's degree seeking applicants 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)


  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in prerequisite courses may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet prerequisites may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

***If you're missing prerequisites, you may still qualify for admission to the program through conditional admission. For more information, please see "Conditional Admissions" below.

Conditional Admissions

  • Applicants may be conditionally admitted if they have completed two Anthropology courses at time of application, with both an overall and pre-requisite GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • OR

  • Applicants may be conditionally admitted if they have completed Intro to Statistics 1 (STA 2023) and one Anthropology course at time of application, with both an overall and pre-requisite GPA of 3.0 or above.

Why Choose UF Online?

At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

Few other online anthropology programs can provide students a broad-based liberal arts education like ours. Not only does UF’s 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 four major subfields: cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology and linguistics.

UF Online’s Anthropology program allows for convenience. Finish your bachelor’s degree where it is most convenient for you — for a fraction of the cost of comparable programs.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.