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Bachelor of Anthropology

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

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 archaeology and material culture, 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 archaeology, 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. 

QS University Rankings

In the 2024 Quacquerelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings by Subject report, Anthropology ranked in the top 150 in the world and tied for #5 in Canada.

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Throughout my time in the Anthropology program I constantly found new and interesting topics which inspired a thirst to keep learning more in my field. Anthropology has allowed to me to understand what it means to be a critical thinker, and this is an asset I can use to help achieve my future goals.

— Qasim Agha Abbas
Alumna, Honours Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

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anthropology alumnus Qasim Agha Abbas

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