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Anthropology is the study of humankind, our nature as biological, cultural, and social beings, and the changes in our ways of life from earliest times to the present day.

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Full-time: 3 years / 4 years
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: 18,360 CAD per year
Location: Winnipeg Campus, Winnipeg, Canada

Well-known anthropologists include Margaret Mead, famous for her work in Samoan and New Guinea cultures, and Jane Goodall, who has made significant discoveries about primate societies. If you are interested in human biological evolution, in ancient societies, or in the diversity of peoples, cultures and languages in the contemporary world, anthropology is a good area of study for you.

At The University of Winnipeg, you can concentrate on cultural anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, or biological anthropology–or you may choose an integrated program that includes all four areas. Practical experience is available through field schools as well as hands-on methods courses.

Career Possibilities

A major in anthropology can lead to careers in museums and cultural heritage organizations, governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and in teaching, among others. Anthropology courses are also useful if you are interested in entering careers in fields as diverse as health, law, business, information science, resource conservation, international development, and minority and ethnic relations.

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What our students say


“I love the fieldwork because it makes the theory so much more meaningful.”

Claudette Rocan (BA Anthropology), who worked in the field in Lockport, Manitoba, as part of an anthropology course. She spent six weeks digging, surveying, and cleaning artifacts in the lab.