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Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology

Explore the answers to questions such as "What is culture?" and "Why do we live this way?" with your Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Ashford University. This program sharpens your analytical skills as you study human cultures and diversity.

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What you will learn

The Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology degree program examines how people live in particular places, and how they organize, govern, and create meaning. You will examine diversity among cultures and consider other world views to understand the causes of human diversity. Anthropology is distinguished by reliance on participant observation, and you will learn methods to collect and assess anthropological data. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology degree program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the topical scope and main concepts of cultural anthropology, including gender and conflict
  • Explain how cultural systems construct reality differently for various human groups
  • Evaluate the role of anthropology as essential to understanding contemporary cultures in the US and globally
  • Evaluate the ethical principles and guidelines that are the framework for all anthropological work
  • Apply anthropological research skills in analysis, and the collection of data and artifacts

BA in Cultural Anthropology

Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology. In this video, Dr. Janni Pedersen, Chair of the Cultural Anthropology program, explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in cultural anthropology.  

Your Courses in Cultural Anthropology

Your courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology include studies in linguistics, urban and gender studies, and war. You will learn data-collection and research methods

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (40 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Careers in Cultural Anthropology

Professionals with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology could start careers in research or as educators, in either the public or private sector. Take a look at your potential career options.

Cultural Anthropology Careers

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This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.