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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.

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
Course requirements for admission

None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission 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.

We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.

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

Sample classes

  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Art, Aesthetics and Anthropology
  • Indigenous Resurgence
  • Field Research
  • Anthropology of Food

See more courses & descriptions.

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 

Learn more about our Co-op programs.

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

Read more about our great grads.

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