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BA in Cultural Anthropology

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology program is designed to deliver a broad education in cultural diversity, change, and research and to help students develop organizational, critical thinking, and communication skills in preparation for careers in a wide variety of fields. Learn more about this online bachelor's program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

A prior liberal arts education or courses in the social sciences could be beneficial to those interested in entering Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology program. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

The curriculum of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology program provides study in the theories, belief systems, social structures, languages, and rituals of various cultures. Program coursework addresses cultural systems, human behavior development, familial social ties across different cultures, and the nature of war, linguistics, urban societies, North American Indian cultures, gender roles, and religious beliefs. Students also explore research methods including ecological mapping, genealogy, and interviewing techniques. A final capstone course allows for the extensive examination of case studies focusing on issues facing different cultural groups.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • ANT 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANT 234: Family, Kin, and Groups (3 credits)
  • ANT 307: Anthropology of War (3 credits)
  • ANT 340: Anthropological Theory (3 credits)
  • ANT 343: Language, Culture, and Communication (3 credits)
  • ANT 351: Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Ritual (3 credits)
  • ANT 347: Urban Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANT 353: Anthropology of Gender (3 credits)
  • ANT 348: Native American Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANT 464: Applied Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANT 462: Anthropological Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ANT 499: Ethnographic Study Capstone (3 credits)
  • General Education Courses (52 credits)
  • Electives (35 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While earning Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology could prepare graduates to enter the workforce in a variety of careers, it could also qualify them to enter an advanced degree program. A master's degree could be required for entry into some types of careers and might be necessary for career advancement to executive or management positions. A graduate degree would certainly be required for those interested in teaching at the postsecondary level.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Arts in Anthropology
  • Master of Arts in Social Science

Career Paths:

Once completed, Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology program could help graduates land entry-level jobs in a variety of professional environments. They could work in schools, corporate offices, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, museums, community health centers, or research labs.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Anthropologist
  • Ethnologist
  • Urban anthropologist
  • Community organizer
  • Political activist
  • Cultural correspondent
  • Consultant
  • Genealogist
  • Sociologist
  • Immigration and naturalization services representative
  • Research worker for social welfare

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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