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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Study the diversity of human life, past and present. Learn about how cultural contexts shape who we are. Examine our long-term human histories and our evolutionary relationships. Take your learning beyond the classroom in one of our field schools. Apply the theory you learn in class to the world around you.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Visual Anthropology


  • Archaeologist
  • Community or youth worker
  • Cultural impact assessor
  • Cultural anthropologist
  • Filmmaker, photographer and other media-related occupations
  • Forensic anthropologist
  • International agency representative
  • Library and archive technician
  • Marketing researcher
  • Multiculturalism educator
  • Museum educator or curator
  • Public health educator
  • Social policy research
  • Social service worker
  • Support worker for immigrants and refugees


Apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can choose another major and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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