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Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education in Anthropology

Canada

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What will I learn?

Program description

Anthropology studies the diversity of human life in every part of the world. Long-term ethnographic fieldwork is the hallmark of the anthropological approach to studying the human condition and allows you to see how your world fits into a larger context.

Contemporary anthropology examines the material, social, and cultural conditions of human behaviour and life from a ‘locally global’ perspective.

Anthropology will expose you to a variety of different cultures. At the same time, you will learn to examine your own life from an anthropological perspective. You will learn how to explore and understand radically different contexts in both your own and other cultures.

Two elements distinguish anthropology: an intensely comparative, wide-ranging view of human society and culture, and a strong desire to know how individuals in specific cultures make sense of the world and respond to its challenges.

Anthropologists are committed to understanding common aspects of human social life, despite apparent differences. They typically spend long periods of time doing field research where they interact with people in their environment to gain cultural understanding.

Experience learning | Our students have a number of experiential learning opportunities available to them including co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the arts and sciences, at both the undergrad and grad level. Transfer students can actually head out on their first work term before ever stepping foot on campus! For example, many transfer students complete a summer work term before starting classes in September.

Skills acquired | Studying anthropology helps you develop the analytical skills critical to succeeding in teaching, research, advocacy, business, policy analysis, public service and programming. It provides you with the ability to analyze a wide range of social and cultural situations. You will also develop your written and oral communication skills and work both independently and within a group setting.

Possible careers

Related fields | Many anthropology graduates will cross over into another field, applying their knowledge to a wide range of institutional and cross-cultural situations. This knowledge often helps assess and rectify social issues and problems in areas such as:

Public Health

Education

Urban Planning

Social Welfare

Government Planning

Immigration

Museum Management

International Development

First Nations Planning & Development

Professional disciplines & graduate studies | Your undergraduate degree in anthropology also provides an excellent foundation for law, management and education. The University of Lethbridge's School of Graduate Studies offers graduate programs, at the master and doctoral levels, spanning over 60 disciplines — so why not consider pursuing grad school right here in Lethbridge! Whether you choose to do your advanced studies at uLethbridge or another institution, know that your undergraduate degree has set you on the path to post-graduate success.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,289.70 (US$ 15,092) per year
Five Courses (15.0 Credit Hours): Tuition Fee - CAN $10,144.85 per term; CO-OP Tuition Fee (If option is available): CAN $733.88

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 January 2023, 6 September 2023

Venue

University of Lethbridge

4401 University Drive,

LETHBRIDGE,

Alberta (AB),

T1K 3M4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school diploma, and either SAT or ACT results. For SAT, results from both SAT (formerly SAT I) and three SAT Subject Tests are required. English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) taken within the last two years, with minimum scores of: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL and 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE); 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT), with minimum scores of 16 in each of Listening, Reading, and Speaking, and a minimum score of 18 in Writing; Academic International English Languages Testing System (IELTS) test, taken within the last two years, with a minimum overall score of 6.0, and a minimum 6.0 in each band; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score, taken within the last two years, with a minimum overall score of 54; Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment, taken within the last two years, with a minimum overall score of 60, with a minimum 50 in each of Listening, Reading, and Speaking, and 60 in Writing; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), with a minimum score of ‘C’; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE), with a minimum score of at ‘C’; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), with a minimum overall score of 80, with a minimum 76 in each component, including the Speaking test.

For international students

Applicants who complete the equivalent of Grade 12 in high school (secondary school) will be considered for admission. Applicants who have completed secondary qualifications in other countries will be considered for admission under the High School Admission Route. Applicants to undergraduate programs who have completed post-secondary study will be considered for admission under the Post-Secondary Admission Route.

English language Requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL (iBT)) with a minimum total score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT), with minimum scores of 16 in each of Listening, Reading, and Speaking, and a minimum score of 18 in Writing.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score with a minimum overall score of 54.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment with a minimum overall score of 60, with a minimum 50 in each of Listening, Reading, and Speaking, and 60 in Writing.
  • Academic International English Languages Testing System (IELTS) test with a minimum overall score of 6.0, and a minimum 6.0 in each band.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Confederation College
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About University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge is a leading public Canadian research university where students work directly with experts to tackle global issues.

  • 2nd best primarily undergraduate university in Canada
  • Wide range of course types to suit every student
  • Access to outdoor activities and natural landscapes
  • Campuses in highly liveable cities

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