Program Information

School: Cape Breton University
Faculty: School of Arts and Community Studies
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Anthropology
Sociology
Description: Anthropology is the study of all aspects of humankind, in various times and places. Most courses in our department focus on sociocultural anthropology, which looks at how societies are organized on the basis of shared ideas (or culture). But anthropology also includes a biological subfield (the study of what we are as a species and how we got to be that way), archaeology (the study of society through examining material products), and linguistics (the study of language).

The two fields also share many research methods (like interviews, and observations made in everyday settings). Sociologists do tend more often to favour surveys, which provide information that can be put into numerical or “quantitative” form. This is partly because sociologists also emphasize large-scale studies of large-scale industrial societies, especially our own. Sociocultural anthropologists also study our own society and others like it, but they usually focus on smaller groupings (neighbourhoods, workplaces, etc.) within the whole. Anthropologists pay more attention than others (including sociologists) to small-scale, “exotic” societies, and to comparing a broad range of very different ones. However, both anthropology and sociology study differences between groups (by “race,” cultural background, occupation, gender, etc.) within societies.

URL: Anthropology and Sociology at Cape Breton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,024

This cost estimate is based on students taking five full-year undergraduate-level courses.

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have English 12 (academic or advanced) and 4 additional Grade 12 academic or advanced level courses, with a minimum overall average of 65%.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Cape Breton University has strong relationships with several english language partners including, International Centre EAP, English School of Canada (ESC), EC English Language School and ILAC. If your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentation to show that CBU’s English language proficiency requirements have been met. If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed. If you have completed at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation is required.