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Anthropology is a biocultural discipline grounded in a comparative and cross-cultural perspective and concerned with diverse aspects of human life. While broadly educated, individual anthropologists generally specialize in particular approaches, collectively contributing to a rich and holistic view of humanity. The University of Manitoba offers undergraduate and graduate training in anthropology’s four sub-disciplines: sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, and anthropological linguistics.

Please Note: In the event of any discrepancies between the information provided here and in the University's most current Undergraduate Calendar, the Calendar entry shall prevail. Click here to view the Undergraduate Calendar - Anthropology



General Major – 3 years
Single Advanced Major – 4 years 
Double Advanced Major – 4 years
Honours - 4 years

For Degree course completion requirements view the "Undergraduate calendar", Go to Faculty of Arts and Department of Anthropology for degree course requirements, Section 8.1.2

*Students are strongly urged to ensure that required and prerequisite courses for their degree programs are completed in a timely and orderly progression (see Section 8.1.2 Anthropology in the University of Manitoba Calendar).



Research opportunities

  • Globalization, Transnationalism and Development
  • Digital Media and the Public Shpere
  • Subjectivity, Identity and Culture 
  • Environmental Politics, Conflicts and Governance
  • Skeletal Biology, Growth and Development
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Food 
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Health, Disease, and Health Care
  • Hunter-Gatherer Societies
  • Ancient Technology





General Admission Requirements

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Program Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
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Advanced Entry
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

More details on admission requirements, requirements for non-Manitoba students, application due dates and how to apply are available on the Faculty of Arts apply for admission page.

What is unique about this program at the U of M?


Anthropologists in the department engage in active field and laboratory work, bringing that experience into the classroom as an integral part of their teaching. Fieldwork sites are diverse and include Canada (Manitoba, Arctic, West-Coast, Ontario), Latin America and the Caribbean (Peru, Venezuela, Cuba), Asia (China, India, Bangladesh), Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East (Israel, Turkey), and Africa (West Africa, South Africa). Click here to take a look at some of the places our faculty and students conduct research. The university is also home to a number of Anthropology Laboratories, including the Bioanthropology Digital Image Analysis Laboratory and the CT Shay Palaeobotanical Collection, which permit advanced study and research in osteology, archaeology, zooarchaeology, and lithic and botanical analyses.

You can find more information about our labs and resources for students HERE.

For more information

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.