|Language:||English (some courses available in French)|
|Delivery:||On campus; some courses are also available via distance education|
Anthropology is the holistic study of the human species, with an emphasis on biological and cultural evolution, variation, and adaptations in space and time. It combines information from practically all branches of natural, social, and applied sciences, as well as humanities. The interdisciplinary framework of the program provides meaningful and unparalleled insights, making anthropology a prime subject for the 21st century.
• Three-year programs are flexible all purpose degrees giving a broad background that can be applied to practical problem solving in many areas
• Four-year programs provide training needed for further studies at the graduate level
• BA has an applied focus on health, cultural resource management (archaeology, heritage), social planning and development, and linguistics
• Students may join the Anthropology Club, which assists students in their transition from secondary school and organizes social events
• Program offers regular archaeological field trips, as well as laboratory research in archaeology, medical anthropology and socio-cultural anthropology, as well as research placements
• Also available: one-year honours diploma
Why Study Anthropology?
If the answer is yes, then Anthropology is for you!
The general objective of our flexible Anthropology programs is to provide a broad and critical understanding of all fundamental aspects of humans and human societies, with courses in the four sub-disciplines of Anthropology: Archaeology/Prehistory, Biological/Physical Anthropology, Socio-cultural Anthropology and Applied Anthropology. We stress culture as the unifying characteristic that has made humans unique, and survey both human biological and cultural evolution, as well as contemporary human variation, adaptations and change everywhere. This broad perspective aims at preparing our students not only to understand humanity, but also to providing the basis for practical applications of anthropological knowledge and insights to solve present and future human problems. This includes applications in such areas as Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Development, Anthropological Archeology, and Cultural Resource Management. Our students also learn how to do basic anthropological research, including lab and fieldwork in archaeology.
The various degree options in Anthropology provide them with a set of qualitative and quantitative methods, and the critical thinking, reading, writing and learning skills that will allow them to pursue a variety of career objectives. Most of our students who aspire to an Anthropology related career succeed, others find jobs in related fields in government and international organizations, or are successful in pursuing entrance to professional careers, such as Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, and Nursing. Last but not least, the rate of acceptance of our students to graduate studies is very competitive with other similar programs.
Admission requirements based on Grade 12 4U/M courses for BA:
Communications, consulting, curatorship, government institutions, graduate studies, health agencies, hospitals, media, museums, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), research, private and public sector, cultural resource management, science, teaching, technology.
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other post-secondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis.