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Bachelor of Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

Work Experience   Study Abroad   Double Major   Minor

Our goal is to prepare you to ask questions about current, past and future social life. 

Our Anthropology program is based on the idea that human beings not only act, but also think about their actions. Most of our courses incorporate work outside the classroom, which means you can put your studies to practical use. We have a vast selection of learning opportunities in the community and overseas.

Explore how people are subjected to, participate in, and contest the processes of living in a world that is interconnected by powerful economic, cultural and technological forces. Gain the tools necessary for critical analysis of our place in the social and cultural diversity of the world. Engage in topics such as development and the environment, media and culture, health and illness, gender and sexualities, religion and science, and displaced peoples. Learn to think critically about how concepts such as class, race, gender and ethnic identities are produced and expressed. Our goal is to prepare you to ask questions about contemporary, past and future social life.

What you’ll learn 


  • Study humanity in all its complexity, using field-based research methods. 
  • Learn to think critically about how concepts such as class, race, gender and ethnicity are produced and expressed. 
  • Explore the growing field of medical anthropology and global health.  
  • Apply an anthropological lens to science, technology and ecology.

Hands-on experiences 


  • Many of our courses have learning opportunities outside the classroom, including research opportunities across the globe.  
  • In addition to theoretical studies, you will also gain practical research skills that help you analyze major social, cultural, political and economic events. 

I have been given the opportunity through the ANTH 4130 placement course to work with a project called Earth to Tables Legacies. It is a collaborative effort of individuals who are passionate about promoting food justice, food sovereignty, Indigenous ways of knowing, and Indigenous-settler dialogue. These important initiatives and stories from collaborators of multiple countries, backgrounds, and walks of life are shared via their website and used as educational material for others to expand their own knowledge about relationships with food. I have been working on organizing online events, maximizing the material for the website, and utilizing social media to promote these materials. It has been a practical and immersive experience, even through navigating this socially distanced world they continue to innovate and expand how interconnected relationships with food are to social issues both locally and globally. 

— Colleen Boggs
Alumna, Honours Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology & Advocacy and Public Engagement Training

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Questions?

For general inquiries, call us at 416-736-5261 or email lapsanth@yorku.ca