Skip To Content

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Apply Online

At a Glance

  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 120
  • Next Start: Monthly
Anthropology, in its broadest sense, is the study of what it is to be human. The discipline differs from all others that study human beings because it is holistic, historic, global and comparative. It helps us understand human differences and similarities across the world and through time.
  • 35

    Average Age

  • 85%

    Employment Rate

  • $45k

    Average Salary

  • 89%

    Student Recommended

Source: Institutional Data Analysis

Q: Why take the Bachelor of Arts?

A: The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A: Finish this program in as little as 3 or 4 years of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

Program Overview

Anthropology, in its broadest sense, is the study of what it is to be human. The discipline differs from all others that study human beings because it is holistic, historic, global and comparative. It helps us understand human differences and similarities across the world and through time, including

  • cultures
  • social organization
  • languages
  • environmental relationships
  • physical and genetic diversity

Anthropology at Athabasca University advocates a 4-field approach.

  • Archaeology reconstructs the lives of ancient peoples by documenting and analyzing the material remains left behind.
  • Biological anthropology focuses on our biological diversity and evolution, including comparative studies of non-human primates.
  • Sociocultural anthropology explores and explains the social and cultural diversity of the present and the recent past.
  • Linguistic anthropology studies the history, structure and function of language.

Why take the Bachelor of Arts?

The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies. The program is designed to

  • broaden your perspective on local and global affairs
  • encourage community and social involvement
  • prepare you for lifelong learning and occupational diversity

Resources & Links

Additional information that you need to know about AU and this program.


Start your AU Journey...

We have information to share with you!

Thank you, for reaching out to us!

We've sent an email to your inbox to confirm you'd like to receive communications from us.

*Required Fields

I'm interested in