St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus
The combined Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program in Anthropology and Business Administration offers highly-motivated students the opportunity to complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.
You may enroll in four or more approved graduate courses while still working toward your undergraduate degree. These graduate courses count toward both degrees, saving you time and money as you pursue your educational goals.
By completing undergraduate requirements during your first four years of study, you are assured of the B.A. if for any reason you decide not to complete the M.B.A. However, graduate courses applied to the B.A. may not be applied to a graduate degree should you decide not to complete the combined degree program.
Roberta Villalon, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Sociology and Anthropology
St. John Hall, Room 444L
718-990-5663 [email protected]
Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this combined degree program.
Current St. John’s University undergraduates interested in applying to a combined degree program or pathway should consult the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies and their undergraduate academic Dean.
There are many career and educational options for anthropology majors/minors. B.A. level graduates find multiple careers in applying an anthropological perspective. Further study in graduate or professional schools are common paths for anthropology undergraduate major/minors. Anthropology provides a strong basis for subsequent graduate level education and training in international law, public health, social work and multiple areas in and out of the social sciences. Additional anthropological study can also lead to a traditional career of teaching and research in numerous departments, or as an applied anthropologist in both the public and private sectors.
Anthropology offers many lucrative applications of anthropological knowledge in a variety of occupational settings, in both the public and private sectors. Non-governmental organizations, such as international health organizations employ anthropologists to help design and implement a wide variety of programs, worldwide and nationwide. State and local governmental organizations use anthropologists in planning, research and managerial capacities. Many corporations look explicitly for anthropologists, recognizing the utility of their perspective on a corporate team. Anthropologists also fill the range of career niches occupied by other social scientists in corporations, government, nonprofit corporations, and various trade and business settings. Anthropologists' unique training and perspective will enable them to compete successfully for these jobs on into the twenty-first century.