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Anthropology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
If you are interested in how people live in our world in many different ways, both in thought and lifestyle, then you can become an anthropologist. Find out how communities and cultures come to be and how they change over time, through conflict and co-operation. The Anthropology program is offered by Simon Fraser University.
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Overview

When you study Anthropology, you develop a flexibility of mind that allows you to think about people’s interactions in new ways and imagine alternate social possibilities.

The Anthropology program offered by Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers courses that investigate such human issues as global development, the arts, health and medicine, politics, sport, and language.

Anthropology is also available as a minor. You can start this program at the Surrey campus. 

Are you curious?

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. These occupations are traditionally associated with this program. Just don't be surprised if they look a little different by the time you graduate!

  • Aboriginal Relations Officer
  • Archive Assistant
  • Community 
  • Development Officer
  • Cultural Analyst
  • Ethnographer Assistant
  • Exhibit Assistant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Labour Relations Researcher
  • Multiculturalism Educator
  • Museum Technician
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Officer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Rural Development Officer
  • Social Survey Researcher
  • Travel Writer
  • Web Market Researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Contemporary Ethnography 
  • The Anthropology of Medicine 
  • Culture, Ethnicity and Aging 
  • Symbol, Myth and Meaning
  • The Anthropology of Childhood 
  • Games, Sports and Cultures
  • Special Topics in Anthropology 
  • Selected Regional Areas
  • Language, Ideology, and Power
  • Comparative Studies of Minority Indigenous Peoples

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • You must meet the general requirements, including English and quantitative skills, and the program-specific requirements
  • If you're an international student, you'll find program requirements organized by country
  • Admission to SFU is competitive. In the past, the average for admission has ranged from 80% to 90%, depending on the program.  All students must write the English 12 provincial exam and meet BC high school graduation requirements
  • Official documents/transcripts
APPLICATION FEE: 
  • $79.50 payable by credit card online (non-refundable)
NON-REFUNDABLE ADMISSION DEPOSIT UPON ACCEPTANCE:
  • $250 Canadian students
  • $750 for International students

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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