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BA Anthropology with concentration in Geospatial Technologies

Students of Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Geospatial Technologies study mapmaking technologies and geological concepts. Read on to find out more about SNHU's BA in Anthropology - Geospatial Technologies.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Geospatial Technologies

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Before entering this program, prospective students should have an interest in basic geology and the placement and movement of humans in their environment. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

After enrolling in Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability program, students can take courses addressing such topics as mapping software, map formats, societal analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and basic geology concepts. They could also study remote sensing, spatial data analysis, and satellite imaging. Coursework is also offered in cultural and biological anthropology, archaeology, and contemporary cultural issues. A capstone course requires that students draw on all concepts and methods they have studied throughout the program to demonstrate mastery of this material.

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 Geospatial Technologies:

Degree Courses

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

Geospatial Technologies Concentration Courses

  • PHY 205: Principles of Geology
  • IT 242: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • SCI 225: Spatial Awareness
  • 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
  • SCS 224: Social Science Research Methods
  • Select one of the following courses:
    • Geostatistics and Data Analysis
    • Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis
  • Plus 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:

Graduates of the BA in Anthropology - Geospatial Technologies program could choose to enter the workforce or pursue an advanced degree in this field. A master's degree could be necessary for those seeking upper management or executive positions in many types of organizations or if they are interested in teaching at the postsecondary level.

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

  • Master of Arts in Anthropology
  • Master of Science in Geospatial Information Science
  • Master of Science in Geographic Information Science

Career Paths:

Once they have earned Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a concentration in Geospatial Technologies, graduates could be prepared for employment in global health, environmental, or natural resource-related organizations. They might work for software development companies, technological development firms, or consulting firms.

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