Anthropology is the study of humans in all our social, cultural, linguistic, and biological diversity and complexity.  The four subfields of Anthropology (Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Sociocultural Anthropology) are united by shared perspectives on how we study the full breadth of humanity.  

Areas of Study

(Honours Specialization, Specialization, Major, Minor)

Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

Environment and Culture

Linguistic Anthropology


Refugee and Migrant Studies

Sociocultural Anthropology



Prepare for your future career

Studying anthropology gives you a broad understanding of cultures around the world. Career prospects include cultural resource management, forensic anthropology, market research, and commercial archaeology.

First-Year Courses

  • Many Ways of Being Human 
  • Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Archaeology and Biological Anthropology
  • Introduction to Linguistics

Sample Upper Year Courses 

  • Archaeology and World Prehistory 
  • Indigenous Peoples, Globalization and the Environment 
  • The Anthropology of Reading and Writing 
  • Plaques and Peoples: Cultures of Health and Healing 

Student Stories

AlannahDharamshiHeadshot.jpgAlannah Dharamshi graduated with an Honours Double Major in Anthropology and Psychology.

Dharamshi currently works as an Associate at Springboard Policy, a public policy research and advisory firm. When asked how her education helped prepare her for her career path, she said: “Writing, every employer is looking for, across any field, the ability to write clearly and succinctly; anthropology helps you learn to write compelling narratives”.

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