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Discover What it Means to be Human

 Experience the Full Spectrum of Society and Culture

Investigate what it means to be human by studying cultures and exploring issues that impact our global environment, Indigenous peoples, our health and well-being and social movements.

 Learn From the Experts

Learn first-hand from faculty with a wide range of expertise who conduct research in countries such as India, Paraguay, South Africa, Japan, Cuba and Madagascar. 

 Go Beyond the Classroom

Join the student society to bring awareness to various topics in sociology and anthropology or consider a semester abroad to experience and study other cultures.

Why Anthropology?

Study global cultures and what it means to be human.

In the Anthropology program you will learn how to critically analyze human behaviour and cultural patterns, leading to a better understanding of modern societal problems. Using these skills and knowledge you'll be well-equipped to have an impact on contemporary, historical, social and global issues.

Students in the Anthropology (ANTH) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Sociology, International Development Studies, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Biological Anthropology

  • Public Anthropology
  • Contemporary Indigenous Peoples in Canada
  • Regional Ethnography

  • Engaging Anthropological Theory
  • Kinship, Family, and Power

  • Culture, Rights and Development
  • Topics in the Anthropology of Health

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Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

The co-op program gives you the opportunity to gain relevant work experience, build professional networks and develop essential interpersonal skills needed to succeed in the workplace and fast-track your career, all while getting paid and earning your university degree.

The Anthropology Co-op program is a four-and-a-half-year program, including three required work terms.

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In 2021, more than $42.7 million in scholarships was awarded to U of G students. Learn more about applications, requirements and available Scholarships.

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