Socio-Cultural Anthropology Major (HBA)

Admissions Category: Social Sciences & Humanities

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Program Overview

Anthropology is the study of humankind, dealing with the origin, development and nature of humans and their culture. As such, it is concerned with human phenomena in the widest possible terms, both biological and cultural. It differs from other social sciences in its comparative and historical approach, and in its intimate links with both the natural sciences and the humanities. The Major program in Socio-Cultural Anthropology provides a course structure for students desiring to expand upon or supplement other areas of academic interest by taking advantage of Anthropology’s unique global, chronological, and biological perspective on the human condition.

Complementary Programs:

Sociology, Historical and Cultural Studies, Political Science, Law, International Development Studies, Classical Studies, Food Studies, etc.

Check out future career opportunities and skills acquired from completing this program:

Competencies & Skills

  • Apply knowledge derived from experiential learning in qualitative and quantitative research
  • Acquire critical thinking skills beyond simple memorization of fact.
  • Develop research skills that are grounded in traditional scholarly resources, yet embrace the emerging knowledge bases

Careers for Graduates

  • Educator or Researcher
  • Public Administration
  • National and International Agencies
  • Museums and Research Institutes
  • Government Policy and Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing Research
  • Social Worker
  • Public Relations Specialist

Further Education

  • Anthropology
  • Education
  • Labour Relations
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Law School
  • Human Resources

Program Pathway

Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4

Year 1
Choose Your Courses Wisely
  • 1.0 credit as follows: ANTA01H3 and ANTA02H3.
  • Explore different kinds of courses; this will also help with fulfilling breadth requirements and electives.
  • Use Degree Explorer to plan your courses and program of interest.

Develop Your Academic & Research Skills
Apply Theory to Practice
Become an Engaged Citizen (Locally & Globally)
Plan for Your Future Career

Year 2
Choose Your Courses Wisely
  • 1.0 credit as dollows: ANTB19H3 and ANTB20H3.
  • 6.0 credits at the B-level or above, of which at least 3.0 credits must be at the C- or D-level (See Year 3). 
  • Use Degree Explorer and meet with your Program Advisor or Supervisor to plan your courses and program.

Develop Your Academic & Research Skills
Apply Theory to Practice
  • Get involved in relevant opportunities on and/or off campus; apply to Work Study, or other part-time and summer jobs on CLNx.

Become an Engaged Citizen (Locally & Globally)
Plan for Your Future Career
  • Considering grad school? Speak to professors and advisors early so you are on track.
  • Explore careers through the AA&CC’s Job Shadowing and In The Field programs.

Year 3
Choose Your Courses Wisely
Develop Your Academic & Research Skills
Apply Theory to Practice
  • Build on your skills and knowledge through relevant events offered through your department, student groups, DSL and the AA&CC.

Become an Engaged Citizen (Locally & Globally)
Plan for Your Future Career

Year 4
Choose Your Courses Wisely
Develop Your Academic & Research Skills
Apply Theory to Practice
  • Attend the Summer & Full-time Job Fair in January to meet with potential employers looking to hire students for summer and full-time positions.

Become an Engaged Citizen (Locally & Globally)
  • Participate in the AA&CC’s Partners in Leadership program to learn and network with an alumni mentor about transitioning to work or further education.

Plan for Your Future Career
  • Attend the AA&CC’s Get Hired job search conference in April/May.
  • Attend a Jobs for Grads orientation for a job search “crash course” and for access to full-time job listings.
  • Get your Personal Statement reviewed in the AA&CC.


  • AACC - Academic Advising and Career Centre (
  • ADSA - Anthropology Department Student Association (
  • CCR - Co-Curricular Record (
  • CLNx - Career Co-Curricular Learning Network (
  • CTL - Centre for Teaching and Learning (
  • DSL - Department of Student Life (
  • ISC - International Student Centre (
  • SCSU - Scarborough Campus Students Union (


Departmental Contact

Program Coordinator


Anthropology Librarian

Kathryn Barrett

Location: ARC main floor
Phone: 416-208-5199

Academic Advising & Career Centre

Location: AC213
Phone: 416-287-7561

Department of Student Life

Location: SL157
Phone: 416-208-4760

Anthropology Department Student Association


Did You Know?

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At the UTSC Centre for Ethnography, students in this program engage with & learn from some of the world’s top ethnographers!