Anthropology/Social Studies  BA

Anthropology/Social Studies BA

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: November 1 (FALL), September 15 (WINTER), January 1 (SPRING)
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $60
Intakes: September 25, January 7, March 31
International tuition: $21,801
Domestic tuition: $6,387

Program overview

Through the required basic courses in Anthropology, majors will acquire an understanding of cultural context, the evolution of contemporary institutions, and both similarities and differences that are both the heritage and potential of humanity. With faculty advisement, Anthropology/Social Studies students will identify topics for advanced coursework, including: Diverse cultures and ethnic communities in the Pacific Northwest The relationship of cultural and political realities to civic engagement Linkages between cultural expectations and learning processes To receive a recommendation for state of Washington certification, students must complete the teacher certification program, including the content methods course SEC 426, offered by the Department of Secondary Education, as a part of the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree, or as a post-baccalaureate program, or as a part of the Master’s in Teaching degree. See the Secondary Education section of the online catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements. Completion of this combined major leads to an endorsement in Social Studies.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



As a freshman applicant, you must have completed secondary school and earned an appropriate secondary certification or passed an appropriate external exam. Grades should be above average and course selection must include preparatory study in humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.

Career opportunities

While the Anthropology/Social Studies major is tailored for students interested in teaching Social Studies, graduates can apply their learning to a variety of graduate degrees and careers locally and internationally in both the public and private sectors. Opportunities may be found in teaching (public school, community college, and college), federal and state agencies, social services, applied health settings, museums, and international business.

Campus location

Bellingham , United States

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