Anthropology

If you are interested in people – their lives, communities, values, realities, conflicts, and aspirations – then Anthropology offers ways of making sense of social life in all its complexity. When you study Anthropology, you develop a flexibility of mind that allows you to think about people’s interactions in new ways and imagine alternate social possibilities.

Overview

The Anthropology program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers courses that investigate such human issues as global development, the arts, health and medicine, politics, sport, and language.

Anthropology is also available as a minor. You can start this program at the Surrey campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Admission requirements for Anthropology

Students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12: see program-specific requirements for the Faculty of Arts. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Anthropology or (for Fall term only) Anthropology - 1st yr Surrey

Applying to THE MINOR

Contact your faculty advisor after being admitted to your major program.

Are you curious?

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. These occupations are traditionally associated with this program. Just don't be surprised if they look a little different by the time you graduate!

  • Aboriginal Relations Officer
  • Archive Assistant
  • Community Development Officer
  • Cultural Analyst
  • Ethnographer Assistant
  • Exhibit Assistant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Labour Relations Researcher
  • Multiculturalism Educator
  • Museum Technician
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Officer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Rural Development Officer
  • Social Survey Researcher
  • Travel Writer
  • Web Market Researcher

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.