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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology (Co-op) University of Guelph University of Guelph, Canada

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CAD 34698

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 90 Waived

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54 months


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Program Overview

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers three types of courses: sociology courses with the prefix SOC*; anthropology courses with the prefix ANTH*; and departmental courses with the prefix SOAN*. The departmental category of courses recognizes the fact that the disciplines of sociology and sociocultural anthropology have developed in tandem and it is possible to identify large areas of overlap and convergence in the work of practitioners both historically and in the present. Departmental courses include most of the core theory and methods courses as well as many elective courses. They contribute equally to the subject matter of sociology as well as the subject matter of sociocultural anthropology for purposes of the undergraduate programs of study in both disciplines. Please see the listings for all courses required for the Anthropology program.

The Co-op program in Anthropology is designed to allow students to gain experience applying anthropological perspectives and methods in diverse workplace experiences.

Co-op Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Analyse, evaluate and apply anthropological theories to address contemporary social and global issues: These learning outcomes will be further engaged in co-op work terms through the practical consideration of anthropological theory in the contemporary issues that are being engaged within the workplace context.
  • Critically reflect on culture, social relations and social structures in order to develop a broader and deeper understanding of social problems: Given that we anticipate that work terms will include work with community-based, governmental, and non-governmental organizations, students will be able to experience hands-on understandings of social problems and approaches to addressing them. This will further their ability to critically reflect on these things inside the classroom as well.
  • Interpret, use and mobilize historical and contemporary disciplinary knowledge for a variety of audiences: Work terms are likely to include the need to write reports for different stakeholders/readers, and as such, students will be able to enhance their writing and knowledge translation skills.
  • Apply anthropological theories and methods to develop and evaluate policy: This will also be enhanced through work terms, given that we expect some work terms to involve governmental or private organizations that create and implement policies.
  • Demonstrate leadership, teamwork, personal organization and time management: Each of these are critical in a workplace, and students in work placements will gain practical understandings of how to work in teams, best manage time and personal accountability, and gain insight into leadership. While this is also done in the classroom, co-op students will gain a different perspective on these as critical to workplace success.
  • Demonstrate personal, professional, and academic integrity and ethical reasoning: Through work terms, students will gain further insight into the importance of professional ethics and integrity, which will further their personal and academic integrity and ethical reasoning in other aspects of the program and outside of the classroom.
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility and initiative for current and on-going learning: Many workplaces require initiative and on-going learning, and gaining practical knowledge and experience of this in work terms will build students’ capacity both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Apply anthropological theories, methods, and diverse perspectives in real-world workplace settings.
  • Critically assess the ways anthropological theories, methods, and perspectives are applied and practiced by different actors in diverse real-world workplace settings.
  • Demonstrate professional responsibility and integrity in diverse workplace settings.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, in diverse formats, both written and visual, using relevant technologies, within workplace and academic settings.

Anthropology Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule

The Anthropology Co-op program is a four and a half year program, including three required work terms. Students must complete a Fall, Winter and Summer work term and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below:-

Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Semester 1 Academic Semester 2, COOP*1100 Off
2 Academic Semester 3 COOP*1000 Work Term I Academic Semester 4
3 Academic Semester 5 Academic Semester 6 COOP*2000 Work Term II
4 COOP*3000 Work Term III Academic Semester 7 COOP*4000 Work Term IV
5 Academic Semester 8 N/A N/A
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Additional Information

Program Level Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 7 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 89 - With no score less than - 21
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60.0  Minimum Listening - 60.0  Minimum Reading - 60.0  Minimum Writing - 60.0  Minimum Speaking - 60.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 110.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • English
    • 5 additional courses

6.5 IELTS Score
89 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
110 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 90 Waived

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11000 Per year

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International Entrance Scholarships: $18,500 - $21,500 CAD

International students entering post-secondary studies for the first time and registering in the first semester of a degree program in the fall semester.

Admission Average Current Value for Fall 2024 (year 1) Annual Renewal Amount (years 2, 3 and 4) Overall 4 Year total
95.0% and greater $9,500 $4,000 $21,500
90.0% - 94.9% $8,500 $4,000 $20,500
85.0% - 89.9% $7,500 $4,000 $19,500
80.0% - 84.9% $6,500 $4,000 $18,500


Eligibility Students' Responsibilities Conditions Renewal criteria

Will be based on the admission offer average calculated by the University of Guelph’s Admission Services. U of G will determine averages for applicants who are not studying in a Canadian secondary school curriculum based on curriculum, grading practices and grading scale interpretation.

Students admitted in fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023 or Fall 2024 and receiving an entrance scholarship are eligible to receive a $4,000 award in years 2, 3 and 4 if all renewal criteria (see below) are met each year.

Submit an application for admission.

Ensure that my admission application is complete and all documents are received as requested by Admission Services, University of Guelph.

Recipients must register for both the fall and winter semesters in year 1.

Recipients must pay the International student tuition and fees.

Recipients must remain registered in full-time studies and achieve a minimum 80.0% average in their previous academic year of full-time study (typically fall/winter).

Recipients must continue to pay the International student tuition and fees.

Students who fail to qualify for a continuing payment may re-qualify by subsequently obtaining an 80.0% or better average in the previous academic year of full-time study. Payments lost cannot be added to the end of the award period.

NOTE: Entrance scholarships cannot be deferred. Students who defer their offer of admission are reconsidered the following year based on the availability of scholarship for that cohort.

Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino President's Scholarship:

The University of Guelph's most prestigious undergraduate entrance award for international students. It was established in honour of the University’s eighth president, Dr. Franco Vaccarino, to acknowledge his remarkable impact on the University.
One scholarship is awarded each year to the top international student. It is valued at $42,500 and includes a research assistantship position and mentorship by one of the University's leading professors.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Have submitted an application for admission and have a valid U of G student ID number;
  • Are an International (VISA) student;
  • Are entering the first semester of any undergraduate degree program at the University of Guelph;
  • Have not previously attended a post-secondary institution;
  • Have at least an admission average equivalent to a 90.0% Canadian curriculum; and
  • Have made significant leadership contributions to your school and community.
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are not eligible for this scholarship regardless of current country of residence or international school credentials. Please apply for a President's Scholarship or Lincoln Alexander Chancellor'sScholarship.
  • Application now closed for 2024
  • Student Application Deadline: January 25, 2024 4:00:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Reference Letters Deadline: February 1, 2024 4:00:00 p.m. (EST)

International Transfer Scholarship

Transfer students are valued members of the U of G community. To support our students, we have established a new $10,000 scholarship for international fee-paying transfer students joining the University of Guelph in the summer 2024 or fall 2024 semesters.

Scholarship Details

International fee-paying transfer students admitted to an undergraduate degree program for summer 2024 or fall 2024 are eligible to receive a one-time $10,000 CAD scholarship. 

The award will be paid in two equal instalments, one in each of the first two semesters of study, and will be deposited directly to your University of Guelph account.


Recipients must register for courses in the semester to which they were admitted, as well as the subsequent semester.

Recipients must pay the international student tuition and fees.

Changing immigration status may impact your eligibility.


Applicants to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program are not eligible for this award.

Entrance scholarships cannot be deferred. Students who defer their offer of admission are reconsidered the following year based on the availability of scholarships for that cohort.

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