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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

  • ID:VIU010046
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$41.72
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,920.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$3,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$275.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$675.25
  • Application Fee:$41.72
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,920.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$3,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$275.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$675.25

* Ancillary Fee, VIU Students' Union fee, Health and Dental Plan fee, Books and supplies

Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.

  • International students who are BC high school graduates must have a minimum grade of “C” in English 12 for direct entry into an academic program.

  • Up to 30 advanced credits may be granted for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (higher level) courses.

English Requirements

  • TOEFL Paper Based Test, 550 (no section below 56)

  • TOEFL IBT, 88 (no section below 20)

  • IELTS (Academic), 6.5 (no band below 6.0)

  • CAEL, 60

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), 176 overall

  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), 176 overall

  • English Studies 12 (BC), Min. “C”

  • Pearson (PTE), 60 (no section below 60)

  • International Baccalaureate English A1/A2, Higher Level (HL)/ Standard Level (SL) grade 3 or higher

  • VIU English Language Centre, Successful completion of University Preparation Level 5

  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition, Grade 2 or higher

  • Recognized university where English is the language of instruction., Completion of six credits of post-secondary English composition and literature with a minimum grade of “C”

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), English at the O-level with a minimum grade of C or 4

  • CAEL online (Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 only), 60

  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition (Fall 2021/Spring 2022 only), 88 (no section below 20)

Course Information

Anthropologists are concerned with understanding the structure and functioning of social groups through minimally invasive participant observation and other “qualitative” techniques in their own communities, as well as in other countries. They follow a holistic approach that offers a humanistic understanding of society, and the way people solve their own problems. VIU’s program encourages the application of anthropological theory, knowledge and methods in areas such as “race” relations, cultural sensitivity training, archaeology, resource management, human rights facilitation, as well as the interaction of culture and the environment. Anthropologists are also concerned with the evolutionary biology of our species and the history of cultures around the world. Linguistic anthropologists study language and its role in cultural transmission.

The department of Anthropology offers undergraduate course work at three levels: 100 (introductory); 200 (second year); and 300-400 (advanced). The 300-400 level courses may be taken by either third or fourth year students. Students may take an upper-level course before completing all of their lower-level courses, however, no upper-level courses may be taken within a subfield (i.e., Social Anthropology, Archaeology, or Biological Anthropology) unless the 200-level course in the same subfield has been completed.

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Career Opportunity

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Overseas Student Health Cover

275 CAD/year

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