General Major – 3 years
Single Advanced Major – 4 years
Double Advanced Major – 4 years
Honours - 4 years
Anthropology engages in a comparative and cross-population study of the diverse aspects of human life, both past and present. Members of the department research and teach on topics such as:
• Globalization, Transnationalism and Development
• Social Justice and Human Rights
• Conflict, Violence and Social Repair
• Media and Technology
• Gender and Sexuality
• Anthropology of Food
• Environmental Politics, Land Rights, and Governance
• Museum Anthropology and Repatriation
• Health and Illness
• Evolution and Human Diversity
• Skeletal Biology, Growth and Development
• Forensic Anthropology
• Dental anthropology
• Archaeological science
For more information about Direct Entry click here
24 credit hours in U1 (or approved bachelors program)
This entry option is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level study and attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
High School Prerequisites
None required for Anthropology
Entry Requirements and Prerequisites
For entry to the Major, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in both ANTH 1210 and ANTH 1220 (or ANTH 1520). For students who have taken additional courses toward the Major, then a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses that comprise the Major is required to graduate including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.
Minor (Concentration) Program
For entry to the Minor (Concentration), the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in both ANTH 1210 and ANTH 1220 (or ANTH 1520).
To enter an Honours Degree program, a student must complete an application form which is available in the Faculty of Arts General Office. Students must have successfully completed six credit hours in each of four different sub¬ject fields (see Section 5.1.1), with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on all courses including failed and repeated courses. In addition, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in all course(s) in the intended Hon¬ours subject field(s) including failed and repeated courses
All of this information comes from the University of Manitoba Academic Calendar. Where a discrepancy exists, you should default to what is in the calendar. You can find the relevant information in
Undergraduate Studies – Faculty of Arts – Section 8.1 Anthropology
Undergraduate Studies – Faculty of Arts – Section 3 Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs
Our department is equipped with diverse resources to address a range of research questions, making use of resources within the department and across the university. This stimulates disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that provides unique student opportunities. Anthropologists in the department engage in active field and laboratory work, bringing that experience into the classroom as an integral part of their teaching. Research areas are diverse and include field sites in North America (Manitoba, Ontario, Arctic), South America (Peru, Venezuela), Africa (Uganda, South Africa), Asia (China, India) and West Asia (Israel, Turkey), and Europe (Denmark, Austria).
The university is also home to a number of Anthropology Laboratories, including the Bioanthropology Digital Image Analysis Laboratory (BDIAL), the Dental Anthropology Laboratory (DentAL), and the CT Shay Palaeobotanical Collection, which permit advanced study and research in osteology and odontology, archaeology, zooarchaeology, and lithic and botanical analyses. In addition to these, the department has close links with facilities across the university for projects involving chemical, mineralogical, and proteomic analysis.
You can find more information about our labs and resources for students HERE.
For entry, continuation and graduation requirements for the Minor Program, General Degree, Advanced Degree and Honours Degree, see Faculty of Arts Section for Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs in the Academic Calendar.
Consult the Faculty of Arts Handbook (PDF) and Academic Calendar for more information on programs.
For students who are interested in an inter-disciplinary undergraduate education, the Faculty of Arts offers a program in Global Political Economy. This program is affiliated with the anthropology department and offers exposure to and an opportunity to study key contemporary global issues.