Social, Cultural and Medical Anthropology

Our program is ranked in the top 100 Anthropology programs in the world, and top 10 in Canada - QS Rankings, 2016

Anthropology is the comparative study of variation in cultural life and social organization across the globe and throughout time. Explore how people are subjected to, participate in, and contest the processes of living in a world that is interconnected by powerful economic, cultural and technological forces. Gain the tools necessary for critical analysis of our place in humanity's social and cultural diversity. Our overall goal is to help you become an informed global citizen.

Anthropology is a discipline that equips you with the skills to think analytically and work creatively in an increasingly globalized and complex world. Anthropology can provide a set of research, analytic and writing skills for a variety of jobs where adaptability and flexibility are increasingly demanded to succeed in diverse workplaces. The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2016 did not exist in 2004 - but the skills needed to get those jobs are taught in Anthropology. Our graduates have pursued careers in public policy and advocacy (homelessness, sexuality, racism, refugees, First Nations, Human Rights), as well as in industry, tourism and marketing research.

The question you need to ask is not "What can I do with a degree in Anthropology?" but "What is my dream job and how can a degree in anthropology help me get it?"

In fact, Anthropologists are considered the new corporate must-have. Check these other recent articles in business periodicals:

Investigate the variety of careers pursued by our alumni.

Expand your anthropological education by studying abroad in our iBA (international BA) program, through the York International Internship Program or, by taking our International Field School in Greece.