Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Science in Anthropology/Sociology degree at Eastern Oregon University prepares students for careers in social welfare and in fields requiring direct social involvement. The program also prepares students for further graduate study, research, or teaching in the social sciences and provides a broad liberal arts foundation that gives students the skills to enhance their understanding of the societies and cultures that surround them. In addition to helping students develop the analytical skills necessary for scholarly inquiry of historical and contemporary social contexts, faculty are committed to enhancing the learning and reasoning abilities of students and helping them to view and examine societies through the scholarly prisms that shape the social scientific avenue of inquiry.

Students will develop a solid understanding of anthropological and sociological theory and how it may be applied to the real world. They will also develop cross cultural and intracultural perspectives. Students will gain critical, analytical, and writing skills essential to success in any setting. Communication, inquiry, civic engagement, and integrated learning are all developed and refined in the course of study, and students will be able to identify and analyze issues affecting contemporary societies with the tools of anthropological inquiry. Students will also learn to effectively work in group settings, a skill essential to success in any professional context.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 180 credits are required, including transfer credits.

    Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. Demonstrated 2.25 GPA or higher with a minimum of 30 transferable quarter credits (20 semester credits). Transfer prerequisites include a minimum of two courses each in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

    School Overview

    Eastern Oregon University is a four-year public state university located in La Grande, Oregon. Founded in 1929, the university began as a preparatory school for teachers and was originally known as the Eastern Oregon Normal School. The university underwent yet a name change in the 1970s and became known as Eastern Oregon State College, which remained until 1997 when the university adopted its current name.

    Student at EOU can earn degrees at the associate's, bachelor’s, and master’s level in addition to post-secondary certificates. Eastern Oregon University offers in business administration, history, psychology, public administration and many more. Many of EOU's bachelor's and master's degrees are available in online or hybrid formats, as well as undergraduate and graduate level certifications and endorsements.


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