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BA Anthropology with concentration in Environmental Sustainability

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability program can help students develop an understanding of human culture and societal development. Continue reading to learn more about SNHU's BA in Anthropology - Environmental Sustainability.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of this program should have a strong interest in the interaction between humans and the environment and may have taken some courses in social and physical sciences. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability program at Southern New Hampshire University offers students the opportunity to learn more about human culture and society and its impact on the environment. Students can take courses focusing on social organization, physical and cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological concepts relating to human origins, contemporary anthropological issues, and past social and economic practices. A capstone course allows students to demonstrate their understanding of theories and concepts discussed throughout the program. The program also contains core coursework in world religions, geography, and Earth science.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability:

Degree Courses

  • GEO 200: World Geography
  • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • PHY 103: Earth System Science

Environmental Sustainability Concentration Courses

  • SCI 219: Environmental Issues
  • SCI 220: Energy and Society
  • SOC 318: Sustainable Communities
  • BIO 330: Conservation Biology
  • ATH 101: The Human Experience: Introduction to Anthropology
  • ATH 111: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ATH 205: Discovering the Past: Foundations in Archaeology
  • ATH 210: Human Origins and Evolution: Biological Anthropology
  • ATH 315: Anthropology in the Contemporary World
  • ATH 320: Who Owns Culture? Ethics in Anthropology
  • ATH 489: Capstone in Anthropology
  • ATH 111: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • SCS 224: Social Science Research Methods
  • 12 credits of electives from BIO, ENV, GEO, IT, PAD, PHY, POL, PSY, SCI or SOC courses, with at least 9 credits at the 300 to 400 level
  • Plus an additional 30 credits of free electives

General Education Courses

  • 12 credits of Foundation Area courses
  • 24 credits of Exploration Area courses
  • 9 credits of Integration Area courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they have completed this program, graduates of the BA in Anthropology with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability program could continue their studies in a graduate degree program. A master's degree in this field would typically be required for those seeking to advance to executive positions or to teach at the collegiate level.

Master's degrees graduates could pursue include:

  • Master of Arts in Anthropology
  • Master of Environmental Management
  • Master of Science in Environmental Sustainability

Career Paths:

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability program could prepare students to assume global positions in this field. Graduates could pursue employment in health advocacy organizations, utilities companies, manufacturing firms, or government agencies.

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