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Durham Greater Toronto Area

Anthropology (B.A. or B.Sc.)

Learn from renowned experts and researchers in one of the most highly regarded Anthropology programs in Canada.

What does it mean to be human? Anthropology examines peoples and cultures across the world to create a window into the past to better understand how humankind has changed, remained the same, and how it might change in the future. Ideal for students who are curious about the way that people live their lives and why they themselves do the things that they do, Anthropology incorporates history, geography, biology, archaeology, and linguistics to develop an understanding of humans that is diverse, objective, and compassionate.

Resume Boosters

  • Get your hands dirty on a global scale through our archaeological field schools in Greece or Belize
  • Dig up the past right here on campus through the Ontario Archaeology Field School, a full-credit Anthro course that runs each summer
  • Study different cultures first-hand through a year abroad program in virtually any country worldwide – Ghana, Ecuador, Thailand, France? The choice is yours.

Career Paths

Archaeologist; Public Service; Cultural and Heritage Consultant; Environmental Impact Assessor; Ethnographer; Forensic Anthropologist; Immigration and Human Rights; Public Health; Medical Anthropologist; Museum Curator; Program Manager

Popular Courses

Plagues and Peoples; Virtual Worlds: The Anthropology of Online Communities; Culture and Food; Archaeology of Climate Change; Environmental Archaeology; Mortuary Archaeology; Culture and Mortality

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
  • A 4U Math for B.Sc. recommended