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Online B.S./B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology: Career Outlook

Careers in Anthropology: Explore the Human Condition

The online B.S./B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology degree from Eastern Oregon University provides a deep understanding of how ancient traditions have influenced today’s society and how the roots of civilization were planted. Through two concentration options in Anthropology and Sociology/Social Welfare, you’ll have the expertise to plant roots of your own through diverse careers in anthropology.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of available careers in anthropology and sociology is increasing. Both fields are experiencing steady industry growth while the social work field is expanding at a rapid pace of 13 percent. At this rate, more than 90,000 new social work positions alone will be available by 2029.3



Anthropologists research the human condition and historic civilizations to help society better understand ourselves and our past. These professionals publish and may teach about their discoveries.1

Community Service Manager


Community and social service managers improve the lives of individuals in their communities by managing public service and outreach programs. They ensure community service workers have the resources necessary to do their jobs effectively.4

Other careers in anthropology and sociology for graduates of this program:

  • Sociologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Historian
  • Postsecondary teacher
  • Museum curator
  • Archivist

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We are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399 or complete the request for information form and we will be in touch.

Program Outcomes: Opportunities for Careers in Anthropology and Sociology

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.


Along with over 1,200 other universities and colleges, EOU is part of the Handshake network that houses jobs, careers and internships around the nation.

Learn more about career support services here.


  1. Anthropologists and Archaeologists. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021, from
  2. Sociologists. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021, from
  3. Social Workers. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021, from
  4. Social and Community Service Managers. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021, from