Anthropology and Sociology (BA)

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Degree
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Specialization
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter
Experiential learning
Co-op

Why study Anthropology and Sociology?

Expand your notion of what it means to become a person in Canada and around the world by examining the many ways peoples, past and present, have organized the activities, institutions and belief systems that sustain social life. The Joint Specialization in Anthropology and Sociology allows you to observe and investigate cultural life in diverse societies while acquiring the training you need to apply social science methods to large-scale research projects. By taking a critical look at social problems and social change, you will enhance your thinking about the reasons for poverty, prejudice, crime and conflict. You’ll be able to apply our methods to nearly any place in the world, and any topic — from medicine, art and myth to human rights, sexuality, justice and power. A Joint Specialization in Anthropology and Sociology will equip you to make positive and effective social change in our society and around the world.

Program highlights

  • Gain hands-on research experience in community settings
  • Study the social sciences through the lens of sustainability and global transitions

Program structure

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program option

  • Joint specialization in Anthropology and Sociology (60 credits)


Courses

See the complete list of courses in the Undergraduate Calendar


Co-op program

The Co-op program gives academically strong students a chance to bridge university life and the working world by completing paid work terms. Co-op students graduate with job-search skills, enhanced personal and professional skills as well as a year’s worth of work experience. Your work may include:

  • Community and social engagement
  • Sustainability programs
  • Development projects, execution and evaluation of social economy/community 


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements



Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.


We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.


After your degree

Because social science forms the backbone of so much of today’s work, both public and private, the fundamental skills you learn in our program will equip you to make structured and informed decisions, in any profession, including:

  • Government and business
  • Human resource work
  • Regional or overseas development programs
  • Private sector social research agencies

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