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Welcome Future Students

Considering a degree at Trent University? You’ve made a great choice. Trent University is a wonderful place to pursue your academic journey.

A Hub of Learning and Innovation

Building on a tradition of academic excellence spanning nearly four decades, Trent Durham offers a dynamic and rigorous education experience grounded in the social sciences and humanities and unparalleled in the Durham Region and eastern GTA.

  • Anthropology professor discusses artifacts with two students in a lab

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

Anthropology is the study of the human experience, from our earliest ancestors to contemporary digital society. You will learn to see humankind as complex social and biological beings with the capacity for language and culture. Drawing on insights from archaeology, and cultural, linguistic, and biological anthropology, you will explore the extraordinary variability in human adaptation, organization and belief, and how the common circumstances we face unite us.

For more information about the Anthropology program, please contact:

Durham Campus Enrolment Advisor, Tawny Flude
tawnyflude@trentu.ca 905-435-5102 ext 5003
Durham Campus Rm 101.3



Studying Anthropology at TrentU Durham?
Your typical first year will look like this:

ANTH 1001H - General Anthropology
ANTH 1002H - Applied Anthropology
4.0 Elective Credits

Interested in pursuing a joint-major with Anthropology? You would be required to take the neccessary introductory courses during your first year of study as well.

Note: Many Anthropology courses offered at the second year level can be taken in your first year of study. Consult page 21 of the Academic Calendar for additional course offerings and see what other Anthropology courses you can take in your first year of study!

First Year Anthropology Course Descriptions

ANTH 1001H: General Anthropology (Sc)
Anthropology is the study of humankind and anything to do with humans across time and space. This course surveys anthropology as a whole, emphasizing how biological, archaeological, linguistic, and cultural anthropology's topics, methods, and findings combine to create a holistic understanding of humanity's origins, prehistory, languages and ways of life.

ANTH 1002H: Applied Anthropology
This course surveys uses of anthropology to solve problems and achieve goals in business, sustainability, technology, development, health, education, forensics, politics, and careers. It explores ways anthropological research can improve the effectiveness of anything people set out to achieve, since humans are always part of the process.

Career Paths:

University Professor / Museum Curator / Cultural Resources Management Archaeologist / Marketing Researcher / Forensic Anthropologist / Lawyer /Politician /Teacher /Businessperson / Technology Designer / Urban Planner / Public Service /International Relations /Advertising / Consulting /Public Health and Medicine / Development / Nonprofit Administration