Anthropology is a Social Science which explores human biological and cultural diversity, origins and development. The anthropologist embraces biology, ecology, demography and socio-cultural perspectives to construct and deconstruct meanings of our antiquity, history and the state of contemporary societies. The singularity of Anthropology lies in the fact that we look at both our evolutionary and cultural development and their interrelationships from an examination of our earliest near relatives to our rich biological and social variability as members of the human species in virtually every part of the world. From taking field notes of people living in various cultural and political settings to examining the fossil remains of our early ancestors, we present our students with a rich vista of study of peoples past and present.
UTSC students can chose from two distinct yet complementary streams: Sociocultural (BA) and Evolutionary (BSc).
Common employment destinations include:
UTSC Anthropology graduates are working in Human Resources, Social Services, Research and Education.
Popular further education opportunities include:
The databases below provide you with details about job prospects, nature of work, educational requirements, working conditions, pay and related career paths:
Attend our workshop Discover Your Skills and Career Options, meet with a Career Counsellor, and use our resources to get to know your skills, values, personality and interests.
Use the advice on our tip sheets for gathering information:
Gain exposure to your options in the world of work and make connections while you’re a student via campus events and programs listed on cln.utoronto.ca and ccr.utoronto.ca:
Apply for Work Study jobs in CLN in Fall and Spring! You might also find work via the SCSU.
Find networking opportunities, internship programs and entry-level jobs via websites like TalentEgg and Charity Village.
As an upper year student (14+ credits), attend UTSC’s Get Hired conference and participate in Jobs for Grads.
As a graduate, explore internships and other trainee programs like Career Edge.
Explore professional associations and get involved! Volunteer for their events and get to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors and colleagues!
Please note: This information is a starting point for your further research into career options in this field of study. For more information on this program and course requirements, please visit the Department of Anthropology website.