Faculty of Arts

DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts

Whether you have the goal of working in international relations or becoming a great writer, psychologist or pianist, you can find what you’re looking for in a Bachelor of Arts. Students with aptitudes ranging from mathematics, to art, to social studies and more can find their place in liberal arts. The liberal arts allow you to understand the components of the world around you and approach them from an informed and open-minded viewpoint. Let the liberal arts free you and take you where you want to go!

MAJOR: Anthropology

Have you ever wanted to find out where we came from as humans, and where we are going? Curious about the lifestyle variations in historical and contemporary societies? Or maybe you wonder how a culture influences a language or alternatively, how a language helps to shape a culture. Anthropology addresses the world around you and helps you better understand your place in it. It views individuals and societies within their environmental, biological and cultural contexts.

 

Here is an estimate of the tuition and fees for your first year of studies in this program.

 

If you're a high school student in Canada, input your grades to assess your eligibility for this program.

POSSIBLE CAREERS
 
 

Admission Requirements 2017-2018
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Admission requirements are the academic background necessary for admission to a particular program of study.
 
Choose your province:
    1 Choose One of
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  •  
    2 3 4 5 Choose Four of
  • Fine Arts

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Musical Theatre 35
    • Instrumental Jazz 35
    • Painting (Adv Techn) 35
    • Jazz Dance 35
    • Applied Graphic Arts 35
    • Music 35
    • Portfolio Art 35
    • Dance 35
    • Pottery/Ceramics(Adv Techn) 35
    • Sculpting (Adv Techn) 35
    • Shooting the Screenplay 35
    • Tap Dance 35
    • Technical Theatre 35
    • Technical Theatre EPS 35
    • Theatre Arts 35
    • Vocal Jazz 35
    • Ballet 35
    • Band 35
    • Adv Acting/Touring Theatre 35
    • Choir 35
    • CommunicationTech Adv(CTS-5Cr)
    • Contemporary Dance 35
    • Adv Tech-Print/Draw/Sculp(5Cr)
    • Dance Composition 35
    • Directing 35
    • Drawing(Adv Techn) 35(CTS-5Cr)
    • Film Studies 35
    • Performing Arts 35A
    • Drama 30
    • Art 31
    • General Music 30
    • Art 30
    • Choral Music 30
    • Band Music 35
    • Instrumental Music 30
    •  
     
  • Humanities

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Social Studies 30-1
    • Aboriginal Studies 30
    •  
     
  • Languages other than English

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Hungarian 35
    • Russian 35
    • German Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • German Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • German Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • German Language Arts 30
    • German Language Arts 35
    • Polish 35
    • Korean Lang & Culture 35
    • Polish Language & Arts 35
    • Korean Lang & Culture 35-3Y
    • Polish Lang & Culture 35 - 12Y
    • Polish Lang & Culture 35 - 3Y
    • Sikh and Punjabi 35
    • Cree L & C 30-12Y
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Cree Language & Culture 30-9Y
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Chinese Language Arts 30
    • Portuguese Lang &Culture 35-3Y
    • Portuguese 35
    • Italian Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Italian Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Swedish 35
    • French 30-3Y
    • French 30-9Y
    • French 31
    • French Language Arts 30-1
    • French Language Arts 30-2
    • Francais 30-1
    • Francais 30-2
    • French 30 (New)
    • Blackfoot Lang & Cult 30
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 35
    • Japanese 30
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Hebrew 35
    • Hebrew Language Arts 35
    • Arabic L & C 35-12Y
    • Arabic L & C 35-6Y
    • Greek 35
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Spanish Language Arts 30
    • Am Sgn Lng & Deaf Culture 35
    • Am Sign L & C 35-9Y
    • American Sign Lang Arts 35
    • Latin 30
    • Ukrainian Lang Arts 30
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    •  
     
  • Math/Sciences

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Biology 30
    • Physics 30
    • Mathematics 30-2*
    • Chemistry 30
    • Science 30
    • Computing Science ADV(CTS-5Cr)
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Mathematics 31
    •  
     
    * Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.
 
 

Notes:

  1. More than one language other than English may be accepted.
  2. The Faculty of Arts accepts proficiency in an Aboriginal language recognized in Canada (i.e. Cree, Slavey etc.) to meet a language other than English admission requirement. Proficiency is measure by either a test, administered by the university if such can be arranged, or by boards of examiners appointed by the university. Candidates having passed the required test of an Aboriginal language have their averages calculated on the remaining four matriculation subjects.
  3. Two courses from the same second language cannot be used for meeting more than one admission subject requirement
  4. In order to maximize their future program and course choices, all students are encouraged to present a broad range of subjects across the Humanities and Sciences.
  5. Students intending to transfer to the Alberta School of Business must present Mathematics 30-1. Some of the courses required for admission to the school require Mathematics 30-1 as a prerequisite.
  6. Students intending to transfer to the Faculty of Education, particularly to Elementary education, should present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 and a grade 12 Science subject.
  7. For a minor in Arts and Cultural Management, applicants must submit a letter of permission directly to the Faculty of Arts.
  8. Only one Fine Arts Subject may be presented for admission.
  9. For a minor in Mathematics, students should present Mathematics 30-1. Mathematics 30-1 does not have to be included as one of the five subjects used for admission, but the discipline requires courses for which Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite.
  10. For a minor in Psychology, students should present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2.
    1 Choose One of
  • English (Literature & Composition)
  •  
    2 3 4 5 Choose Four of
  • Fine Arts

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Drama
    • Art
    • Music
    •  
     
  • Humanities

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Social Studies
    • History
    • Economics
    • Cultural Geography
    •  
     
  • Languages other than English

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • French
    • Additional languages other than English may be accepted
    •  
     
  • Math/Sciences

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Algebra
    • Mathematics
    • Calculus
    • Physical Geography
    • Computer Science
    • Geometry
    • Additional Math
    • Science
    • Trigonometry
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    •  
     
 
 

Notes:

  1. More than one language other than English may be accepted.
  2. The Faculty of Arts accepts proficiency in an Aboriginal language recognized in Canada (i.e. Cree, Slavey etc.) to meet a language other than English admission requirement. Proficiency is measure by either a test, administered by the university if such can be arranged, or by boards of examiners appointed by the university. Candidates having passed the required test of an Aboriginal language have their averages calculated on the remaining four matriculation subjects.
  3. Two courses from the same second language cannot be used for meeting more than one admission subject requirement
  4. In order to maximize their future program and course choices, all students are encouraged to present a broad range of subjects across the Humanities and Sciences.
  5. Students intending to transfer to the Alberta School of Business must present Mathematics. Some of the courses required for admission to the school require Mathematics as a prerequisite.
  6. Students intending to transfer to the Faculty of Education, particularly to Elementary education, should present Mathematics and a grade 12 Science subject.
  7. For a minor in Arts and Cultural Management, applicants must submit a letter of permission directly to the Faculty of Arts.
  8. Only one Fine Arts Subject may be presented for admission.
  9. For a minor in Mathematics, students should present Mathematics. Mathematics does not have to be included as one of the five subjects used for admission, but the discipline requires courses for which Mathematics is a prerequisite.
  10. For a minor in Psychology, students should present Mathematics.
Choose your province:
    1 Choose One of
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  •  
    2 Choose One of
  • Fine Arts

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Musical Theatre 35
    • Instrumental Jazz 35
    • Painting (Adv Techn) 35
    • Jazz Dance 35
    • Applied Graphic Arts 35
    • Music 35
    • Portfolio Art 35
    • Dance 35
    • Pottery/Ceramics(Adv Techn) 35
    • Sculpting (Adv Techn) 35
    • Shooting the Screenplay 35
    • Tap Dance 35
    • Technical Theatre 35
    • Technical Theatre EPS 35
    • Theatre Arts 35
    • Vocal Jazz 35
    • Ballet 35
    • Band 35
    • Adv Acting/Touring Theatre 35
    • Choir 35
    • CommunicationTech Adv(CTS-5Cr)
    • Contemporary Dance 35
    • Adv Tech-Print/Draw/Sculp(5Cr)
    • Dance Composition 35
    • Directing 35
    • Drawing(Adv Techn) 35(CTS-5Cr)
    • Film Studies 35
    • Performing Arts 35A
    • Drama 30
    • Art 31
    • General Music 30
    • Art 30
    • Choral Music 30
    • Band Music 35
    • Instrumental Music 30
    •  
     
  • Humanities

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Social Studies 30-1
    • Aboriginal Studies 30
    •  
     
  • Languages other than English

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Hungarian 35
    • Russian 35
    • German Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • German Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • German Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • German Language Arts 30
    • German Language Arts 35
    • Polish 35
    • Korean Lang & Culture 35
    • Polish Language & Arts 35
    • Korean Lang & Culture 35-3Y
    • Polish Lang & Culture 35 - 12Y
    • Polish Lang & Culture 35 - 3Y
    • Sikh and Punjabi 35
    • Cree L & C 30-12Y
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Cree Language & Culture 30-9Y
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Chinese Language Arts 30
    • Portuguese Lang &Culture 35-3Y
    • Portuguese 35
    • Italian Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Italian Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Swedish 35
    • French 30-3Y
    • French 30-9Y
    • French 31
    • French Language Arts 30-1
    • French Language Arts 30-2
    • Francais 30-1
    • Francais 30-2
    • French 30 (New)
    • Blackfoot Lang & Cult 30
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 35
    • Japanese 30
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Hebrew 35
    • Hebrew Language Arts 35
    • Arabic L & C 35-12Y
    • Arabic L & C 35-6Y
    • Greek 35
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Spanish Language Arts 30
    • Am Sgn Lng & Deaf Culture 35
    • Am Sign L & C 35-9Y
    • American Sign Lang Arts 35
    • Latin 30
    • Ukrainian Lang Arts 30
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    •  
     
  • Math/Sciences

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Biology 30
    • Physics 30
    • Mathematics 30-2*
    • Chemistry 30
    • Science 30
    • Computing Science ADV(CTS-5Cr)
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Mathematics 31
    •  
     
    * Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.
 
 

Notes:

  1. More than one language other than English may be accepted.
  2. The Faculty of Arts accepts proficiency in an Aboriginal language recognized in Canada (i.e. Cree, Slavey etc.) to meet a language other than English admission requirement. Proficiency is measure by either a test, administered by the university if such can be arranged, or by boards of examiners appointed by the university. Candidates having passed the required test of an Aboriginal language have their averages calculated on the remaining four matriculation subjects.
  3. Two courses from the same second language cannot be used for meeting more than one admission subject requirement
  4. In order to maximize their future program and course choices, all students are encouraged to present a broad range of subjects across the Humanities and Sciences.
  5. Students intending to transfer to the Alberta School of Business must present Mathematics 30-1. Some of the courses required for admission to the school require Mathematics 30-1 as a prerequisite.
  6. Students intending to transfer to the Faculty of Education, particularly to Elementary education, should present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 and a grade 12 Science subject.
  7. For a minor in Arts and Cultural Management, applicants must submit a letter of permission directly to the Faculty of Arts.
  8. Only one Fine Arts Subject may be presented for admission.
  9. For a minor in Mathematics, students should present Mathematics 30-1. Mathematics 30-1 does not have to be included as one of the five subjects used for admission, but the discipline requires courses for which Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite.
  10. For a minor in Psychology, students should present Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2.

English Language Proficiency (ELP)

Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

Aboriginal Applicants

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Aboriginal Students in their work towards a degree. Aboriginal students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

Admission Average
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Admission to the University of Alberta is competitive. Admission averages will vary from year to year.

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2016-2017: 72%

Deadlines
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March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check!

For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

 

Fall application: March 1, 2017

Extension: April 1, 2017

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