Department of Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humankind from its beginnings to the present day.  Many disciplines concern themselves with the human, but only anthropology seeks to understand the whole panorama of human existence - in geographic space and evolutionary time - through comparative and holistic study.

The research interests of our full-time faculty members reflect the broad mandate of anthropology as a discipline. We cover the traditional four subfields of anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and socio-cultural anthropology; this includes strengths in forensic anthropology and the anthropology of health.

Did you know?

  • Anthropologists find rewarding careers in governmental and international agencies, business and industry, universities and colleges, and many other areas!
  • The word anthropology is derived from the Greek anthropos ("human") and logia ("study").
  • Nothing human is alien to anthropology!

Download our departmental brochure (PDF file).

Global impact: U of T Anthropology among top ten in the world!

world mapThe University of Toronto tri-campus is ranked at number eight in the world for the subject of Anthropology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2018. The ranking methodology considers academic and employer reputations, research citations per paper, and H-index score.

Attention ANT101 students: come to our group study sessions!

Facilitated Study GroupsAttend our facilitated group study sessions in a judgement-free zone and active learning environment with former ANT101 students! These sessions can help clarify course concepts and introduce new and effective study methods.

Learn more and view the schedule.

Applications are open for ANT335 Anthropology of Gender 2018 trip to Tanzania

Tanzania landscapeExperience the unique culture Tanzania has to offer on this UTM Abroad experience in October 2018.

Visit the International Education Centre website for trip details and application. 

View trip highlights and photos from the October 2017 trip to Tanzania.

Apply now for 2018 Field Schools at UTM

ANT318 students working outsideOur on-campus field schools give students the opportunity to gain valuable skills in the field and lab. Enrolment is limited. Please submit your applications by Friday, March 30th at 9am.

Learn more about ANT306H5F Forensic Anthropology Field School

Learn more about ANT318H5F Archaeological Fieldwork

Career Advising for Anthropology students: Winter term drop-in hours

Career Advising

Are you enrolled in a UTM Anthropology course this term? Do you have questions about what you could do with a degree in Anthropology? Are you considering graduate school but have questions?

Start early - don’t wait until 4th year! 

Learn more and view drop-in hours.