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

Are you a “people watcher,” curious about human societies and how they’ve evolved over time? This is the program for you. Anthropology is the study of the human experience, from our earliest ancestors to our contemporary digital society. Drawing on insights from archaeology, and cultural, linguistic, and biological anthropology, you’ll explore the extraordinary variability in human adaptation, organization and belief, discovering how the common circumstances we face unite us.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)
  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Durham GTA
  • Peterborough

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  • 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.
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"I've fallen in love with archeology, and I got to go to field school in Belize. I found that I could do things that I didn't know I could."

Angela Craig

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • 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
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Anthropology students examine artifacts with their professor

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School 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 (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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