• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Anthropology programme taught at Laurentian University offers a range of essential and specialized courses that complement the expertise of its instructors and the culture and geography of northern Ontario.


The Anthropology programme offered by the Laurentian University strives to support the educational goals of our students through financial awards and bursaries, travel grants and a student lab.

Anthropology is an interdisciplinary field that enables students to learn about the cultural and biological diversity of humans. Focusing on medical, applied, visual and environmental anthropology, our Anthropology program is one of the only ones in Canada where the full-time professors are members of First Nations.

Students have the opportunity to take classes that help them develop valuable relationships with community organizations and experts.  While studying anthropology at Laurentian, students will have the opportunity to engage in a number of intellectual, cultural and social activities and initiatives including, but not limited to:

  • Regional and international field schools

  • Class field trips

  • Academic conferences

  • Applied community projects

  • Anthropology student club


Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Archival organizations
  • Art galleries
  • Communications
  • Community centres and services
  • Cultural heritage sites and cultural resource management agencies
  • Curatorship
  • Environmental organizations
  • Government institutions
  • Graduate studies
  • Health agencies
  • Market research firms
  • Media
  • Museums
  • Refugee/immigrant assistance organizations
  • Research
  • Teaching

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Child Rearing Across Cultures
  • Human Biological Variation, Adaptations and Health
  • Indigenous Peoples of North America
  • Peoples of the World: Tribes, States and The Global Village
  • World Prehistory and Archaeology
  • Cultural Dynamics and Change
  • Anthropology and the World Today
  • Work and Livelihoods Across Cultures
  • The (De) Colonial Struggle

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Ontario High School Applicants

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course
  • 5 other grade 12 U/M courses 
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 28 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (six subjects, minimum three at the higher level). Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher.

Applicants must submit the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25960 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • *tuition fees for 30 credits.

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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