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Anthropology (BA)

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

Why study Anthropology?

As an anthropologist, you study what it means to become a person in Canada and around the world. By systematically observing and investigating cultural life in diverse human societies, you’ll understand the ways in which much of what we assume to be natural is, in fact, constructed by our culture.

Once you discover that family, art, politics or economics take many possible forms, your notion of what it means to be a person expands and grows. Through our courses, you’ll examine the self and identity, look at large-scale research projects across cultures, and apply our methods to nearly any place — from Africa to the Middle East, or the Caribbean — to nearly any topic from medicine to gender, or myth.

We’re known for encouraging our students to participate in local, national, and international research. You'll work on your own projects, and have the opportunity to work on faculty research. Anthropology teaches you critical skills that equip you to make informed decisions in any profession.

Program highlights

  • Gain hands-on research experience in community settings
  • Study anthropology 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 options

  • Honours in Anthropology (60 credits)*
  • Specialization in Anthropology (60 credits)
  • Major in Anthropology (42 credits)
  • Minor in Anthropology (30 credits)

*Honours is a highly concentrated program, ideal for students planning to continue to graduate studies. If you are interested in Honours, speak with your program advisor in your first year of study at Concordia. Students applying to the University are able to apply to the major or specialization.



Courses


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


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.

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:

  • Market research
  • Urban planning
  • Regional or overseas development programs
  • Private sector social research agencies

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