Study Anthropology at UTM

illustration of Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex
Illustration of the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex where the Department of Anthropology is located at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Copyright: Department of Anthropology.

What is 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.

You can combine our courses in many different ways to complete a program for an Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA) or Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) degree. Our programs pair well with many other disciplines for double majors.

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Subfields of Anthropology at UTM

If you wish to prepare for graduate studies or a specific career path while completing your program, you may choose your courses to focus in a specific subfield. At UTM we offer courses in all four traditional subfields of Anthropology:

We also have strengths in:

Generalist Anthropology

Studying Generalist Anthropology as part of your undergraduate Anthropology program at UTM will give you a broad grounding in the various subfields of Anthropology for maximum career flexibility.

Learn about the subfields of Anthropology at UTM:

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