Anthropology

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Examine processes of social and cultural life in human societies past and present, near and far. Anthropology will prepare you for a diverse range of careers, including medical researcher, consultant to governmental and community organizations, teacher, archaeologist, environmental researcher, and much else. 

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Anthropology is a comparative study of the cultural and social lives of humans all over the world, from First Nations in Canada to the indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America. You can take courses in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural/Social Anthropology, Anthropological Linguistics, and Museum Studies. Classes offer you a wide variety of topics covering major developments in human societies – from those of our earlier ancestors to contemporary cultures. You can select a Major, Minor, or Honours program in Anthropology.

Campus features

UBC’s Museum of Anthropology is one of the world’s premier institutions in the field, and the most advanced ethnological and archaeological research facility in Canada.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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