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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 ANTH program may also be interested in studying Sociology, International Development Studies, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

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.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

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.

Anthropology Graduate Career Outcomes

From public service employment to international development work across the world to doctoral research, Anthropology at the U of G empowers you to pursue a variety of inter-disciplinary careers.

Here are a few careers our graduates successfully pursue:

  • Conservationist
  • Community Development Worker
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Archaeologist
  • Foreign Aid Worker
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Museum Curator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Educator
Jordan Daniels
The anthropology program allowed me to explore a lot of issues through an interdisciplinary lens. I am now better able to appreciate diverse perspectives, which is an important skill to have in any future career.

Jordan Daniels

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