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).

Study group for students enrolled in ANT102H5F

notepad and pencilWednesdays from 12-1pm in  IB395

Students enrolled in ANT102H5F: Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology are welcome to attend this Facilitated Study Group (FSG). These sessions can help you focus upon the skills required to be successful in the course. Learn more about FSGs.

Career Advising for students enrolled in UTM Anthropology courses

Career Advising at UTM Anthropology

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! 

View the Fall 2018 drop-in career advising schedule.


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.


Anthropology Alumni Profiles and Career Areas

Convocation hallLearn more about the many possible career areas for Anthropology graduates and read about the interesting pathways that some Anthropology HBA and HBSc gradutes have taken after completing their undergraduate studies here at UTM!

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