Anthropology (BA)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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 Details

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.

See the degree requirements for each concentration in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Read more about our Anthropology program.

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