Anthropology (Biological)

BSc

Why choose Anthropology (Biological)?


Anthropologists ask questions such as: Do non-human primates deceive each other? Why do many primates live in groups? How does grooming strengthen social bonds?

Biological anthropologists (also known as physical anthropologists) study the fossil remains of our human ancestors, the living primates, as well as the adaptation of living humans to different environments. During the course of your studies, you'll gain statistical analysis skills, research capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

Career opportunities

​As an Anthropology graduate, you’ll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Anthropology can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Program highlights

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Field school - Discipline-specific classes taken in real-world settings, and involving hands-on course work.

Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.

Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.


Courses in this program

Human Evolution, Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Primate Behaviour, ​Introduction to Primatology and Human Evolution


This program has let me explore in a fun, interesting, and inspiring way — including at a primatology field school in Belize. Professors are passionate about their work and dedicated to student success.

– Amanda D., Anthropology Student


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