48 months
19227 CAD/year
4798 CAD/year
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The Bachelor of Anthropology (Hons) program from Vancouver Island University ensures graduates leave with a breadth of skills suited for jobs in areas such as law, government, business, education, health care, (market) research and more.  

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Anthropology courses also prepare you to become a global citizen, and the department of Anthropology offers field schools and local and international internships to take classroom learning to the next level.

Want to gain a better understanding of how humans tick – arguably one of the most employable skills you can put on your resume? The Degree in Anthropology (Hons)  program from Vancouver Island University can help with that. Anthropologists study who we are and how we came to be that way, and provide a clearer understanding of what it means to be human.

Anthropologists study what makes us human, taking a holistic approach to understanding the many different aspects of the human experience. 

Through the multifocal lens of Sociocultural, Biological, Archaeological and Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropologists study the biological and cultural diversity of all humanity. VIU’s Anthropology program encourages the application of anthropological theory, knowledge and methods in areas such as “race” relations, social justice, cultural sensitivity training, archaeology, museum representation, resource management, human rights facilitation, human evolution as well as the interaction of culture and the environment.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Aboriginal Peoples and Cultures in Canada
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Archaeology  
  • Human Evolution
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Culture and Education in Global Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A min. 3.33 ("B+") average GPA on the most recent 60 credits. 
  • Students will submit an Anthropology Honours application form to the Anthropology Department Chair. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19227 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19227 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4798 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4798 CAD per year during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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