Biological Anthropology


If you are interested in studying the genes, physiology, and behaviour of humans and other primates through a biological lens, then this certificate program could be for you. Gain hands-on experience through a variety of exciting fieldwork options.

Credential: Certificate

The Biological Anthropology program is offered by the Faculty of Environment and the Department of Archeology.

Academic Calendar:

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

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

  • Archaeologist (human remains specialist)
  • Community/public health worker
  • Coroner
  • Epidemiology survey research assistant
  • Forensic identification specialist
  • Lab assistant/technician in medical/health sciences, physiology/anatomy, nutrition, or genetics
  • Museum technician/curator/educator (human remains specialist)
  • Zoological park/garden keeper/educator/conservationist/curator (primate specialist)
  • May also lead to careers as medical imaging technician, physical therapist, health care specialist, biomedical engineer, medical scientist, doctor, dentist, nurse, higher-education instructor, or research scientist.

How to apply

Certificate program

Apply for this certificate program after completion of 30 units at SFU. Other requirements may apply; consult the Calendar.