Anthropology courses are offered over three terms per year.

Anthropology undergraduate advising


  • Do you want to know the course requirements for Majors, Minors or Honours? 
  • Do you want to know if a course can be transferred to our department?
  • Do you already have credit for a course and want to know your options if you take it again under another theme?
  • Having problems registering yourself in an ANTH course?
  • Interested in directed studies?

Anthropology Department's Advisers

Visit or email one of your advisers.

Please note: The University reserves the right to limit enrolment and to limit the registration in, or to cancel or revise, any of the courses listed. The university reserves the right to cancel courses if enrollment is not sufficient. Preliminary lists of instructors and courses are subject to change. The curricula may also be changed, as deemed advisable by the Senate of the University. General information about the calendar includes: academic sessions, calendar changes, course values and hours, course experience survey, limit of the University's responsibility, program planning, privacy and access to information, notification of disclosure of personal information to statistics Canada, schedule of classes and the University's right to limit enrollment.

Taking courses at another institution as part of your UVic degree

If you’re thinking of taking courses elsewhere as part of your degree, you have two options:

• Participating in a formal exchange program
• Studying on a Letter of Permission (including field and language schools)

Students on exchange will work with their adviser to clarify exchange credit. For Letters of Permission, not all courses and programs are eligible for credit, so it is important to confirm before you start studying. A Letter of Permission will confirm whether a course is eligible and what transfer credit you will receive.

Here is the process for obtaining a Letter of Permission and receiving transfer credit

International student services (ISS) exchange program

Students participating in the exchange program study at one of UVic’s partner institutions. Participants will:

• Be supported by an exchange adviser - prior to departure, while abroad, and on return to UVic
• Gain international experience, while paying UVic tuition fees
• Receive exchange credit, which can be applied to the UVic residency requirement

Students interested in the exchange program can review the information online or meet with an exchange adviser in International Student Services.

Letters of permission and transfer credit

Students taking courses at another institution (including field schools and language courses) do so on a Letter of Permission, issued by UVic prior to beginning studies. The letter will:

• Confirm your enrolment at UVic and allow you to apply as a visiting student
• Confirm credit eligibility towards your UVic degree
• Clarify what transfer credit will be received for the courses you plan to take

Requests must be submitted before you begin courses and at least eight weeks in advance for international institutions.

Students can visit the Academic Advising Centre if they have questions regarding eligibility criteria, payment, or submission options for a Request for Letter of Permission form.

You'll find information on our programs and opportunities in the Undergraduate Studies in Anthropology Handbook

Your Undergraduate Studies in Anthropology Handbook introduces many of the possibilities in the department.