Anthropology Science Programs at UTM

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Are you naturally curious, interested in solving mysteries or puzzles, and passionate about understanding the world around us?

Consider enrolling in an Anthropology Science (HBSc) program at UTM. Our courses incorporate experiential learning opportunities including fieldwork and laboratory work that can provide you with valuable hands-on experience and transferable skills for your future career. Our programs pair well with many other disciplines for double majors.

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What can you study?

As part of your Anthropology Science program, you may focus your studies in one of the subfields of anthropology below, or you can pursue generalist anthropology.

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Archaeology is the study of all aspects of human life in the past, using material remains as evidence of past human activity.

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Biological Anthropology is the study of human biology and how it relates to cultural and physical environments.

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Forensic Anthropology is the study of body deposition and scene reconstruction, human remains recovery, human identification, the postmortem interval, and skeletal trauma in modern legal contexts.

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Anthropology of Health is the study of the effects of cultural and socioeconomic processes on biological and health outcomes in human populations.


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Generalist Anthropology refers to a broad grounding in the various subfields of Anthropology, for maximum career flexibility.

Anthropology Science programs at UTM

  • Specialist Program ERSPE0105 in Anthropology (Science)
  • Major Program ERMAJ0105 in Anthropology (Science)

Please note there is no Minor Program in Anthropology (Science).

Visit our Programs page for more information on Anthropology undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program admission

All registered UTM students are eligible to enrol in ANT101H5, and ANT102H5 and ISP100H5; there are no prerequisites! These three courses are required to enter Anthropology Science programs when you select your program of study after first year, so we recommend that you take all three in your first year of studies at UTM.

Visit our Programs page for more information on enrolling in Anthropology undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Visit UTM Future Students for information on applying to the University of Toronto Mississauga. All program areas require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent, with six Grade 12 U/M courses, or equivalent, including English.

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Choose from our many engaging courses for your Anthropology Science program

In first year, be sure to take:

  1. ANT101H5 Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology; and
  2. ANT102H5 Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology; and
  3. ISP100H5 Writing for University and Beyond

Are you interested in the field of public health?

Consider focusing your studies in the Anthropology of Health. Developed by Dr. Tracey Galloway and Dr. Madeleine Mant, this stream combines science and humanist compassion and is open to all students with the required prerequisites. The foundational course, ANT220H5 Introduction to the Anthropology of Health, offers students an opportunity to explore a broad range of factors, such as cultural and socioeconomic influences, that contribute to growth, development, and health.

These are just a few of our engaging Science courses:

As you progress through your undergraduate studies in anthropology at UTM, you'll have the opportunity to choose from a broad variety of engaging courses that cover critical and current topics from across the globe. Below are just a few examples of our Science courses; view the descriptions in the UTM Academic Calendar:

  • ANT200H5 Introduction to the Practice of Archaeology
  • ANT205H5 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • ANT341H5 Anthropology of Infectious Disease
  • ANT402H5 Wild Nights: Sleep, evolution, and performance in the 21st century
  • ANT436H5 Theory and Methods in Molecular Anthropology

Career information

The skills and proficiencies you acquire while studying anthropology at UTM will benefit you in any career you might enter. Anthropology graduates bring a unique and valuable combination of cultural awareness, communication, research, analytical, and problem-solving skills to many diverse career areas in an increasingly global job market. Visit our Careers page for more information on career areas for anthropology graduates.

Skills developed

  • Laboratory and fieldwork procedures
  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Data analysis
  • Technical
  • Communication and writing
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Cultural awareness
  • and more!

Career areas

  • Academia
  • Archaeological consulting firms
  • Community health care centres
  • Community organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Environmental organizations
  • Governmental and International agencies
  • Police and Coroner’s office


  • Archaeologist
  • Community public health worker
  • Field technician
  • First Nations conservator and stewardship liaison
  • Forensic anthropologist
  • Health care consultant
  • Health policy analyst
  • Laboratory technician
  • Policy analyst
  • Preservationist/restorer
  • Primatologist
  • Public health community worker

Our alumni at work

Graduates of UTM Anthropology Science programs are working in a wide variety of fascinating and fulfilling career areas, including:

  • Archaeological consultancy
  • Culture heritage management
  • Education
  • Public health and health services
  • Medicine and surgery
  • Research technology
  • Supply chain management
  • and many more career areas!

Visit Alumni at Work and HBSc Alumni Profiles to see what our graduates are up to now.


Visit UTM Future Students for information on applying to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Explore the Undergraduate section of our website for more information about programs and courses offered by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. If you have additional questions, please contact the UTM Anthropology Academic Advisor & Undergraduate Program Administrator at

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