Industry demand has spurred the launch of Colorado State University’s latest online degree offering – a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. CSU will now offer this sought-after degree online, through its OnlinePlus division.
“Training in anthropology puts students and professionals at the center of many of society’s most pressing problems and able to communicate across cultural divides,” said Mica Glantz, associate professor and Anthropology Department chair.
The new online anthropology bachelor’s prepares students for any career that requires sensitivity to cultural differences and an ability to incorporate that sensitivity into daily organizational operations. Companies across the globe working with minority populations or multiple foreign cultures have a need for someone with a background in anthropology.
Examples of relevant areas of employment include:
• Health sciences
• International development
• Non-governmental organizations (NGO)
• Cultural brokers, and other areas of government
• Contract archeologists
• Museum curators
• Nonprofit organizations
“In all kinds of local as well as global settings, culturally diverse groups operate from different assumptions about what makes sense or how to show care or when to laugh,” said Kate Browne, anthropology professor. “Learning how to manage the differences at play with an educated awareness and intelligence is part of an anthropologist’s toolkit.”
Through a curriculum built on cultural relativism, the program gives students a thorough understanding of cultural differences, skills in working with underserved populations and the tools to think critically about the world around them.
Unique to CSU’s online anthropology degree is the option for students to attend one of three summer field schools in person as a hands-on supplement to their online courses. The field schools include Paleontology; Archeology; and Ethnographic Field School, held in Wyoming; various locations throughout Northern Colorado; and South Dakota respectively.
To learn more about this degree program, visit http://www.online.colostate.edu/degrees/anthropology/. Contact Karin Bright at CSU OnlinePlus with specific questions at (970) 492-4108.
About CSU OnlinePlus
Colorado State University OnlinePlus has more than 45 years of experience delivering online and distance education. We support the University’s land-grant mission of expanding access to education by connecting students who cannot or choose not to come to campus with Colorado State’s renowned faculty, research, and academic curricula, delivering high-quality, in-demand degrees and courses with the convenience and innovation that today’s students need.
CSU OnlinePlus is a division of the Office of Engagement, which strengthens CSU’s ability to achieve excellence in the areas of teaching and learning, retention and graduation, admissions and access, and engagement and service and assists communities through engagement, scientific discovery, and regional research.
For more information about Colorado State University OnlinePlus, visit www.online.colostate.edu or call (970) 491-5288.