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BSc in Bioanthropology

Canada

What will I learn?

This degree combines the information and methodologies of Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biochemistry, and Biology with the techniques of the physical sciences to examine human biological systems of the past and present. It is an interdisciplinary program that is founded primarily on courses from the departments of Anthropology and Biology. As a student in this program, you will gain an understanding of comparative anatomy, cellular biology, methods in archeology, and primate evolution. You will also obtain experience in up-to-date laboratory techniques and procedures. This program offers the option of combining two exciting disciplines to create a skill set that is interesting and unique.

Bioanthropology is a unique program that combines aspects of anthropology with the biological and physical sciences. It is designed to examine human biological systems of the past and present.

This degree combines the information and methodologies of Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Biology, and Geography with the techniques of the physical sciences to examine human biological systems of the past and present. It is an Anthropology program which also draws on courses from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Kinesiology, and Geography.

Students in the program will gain an understanding of comparative anatomy, cellular biology, methods in archaeology, and human evolution. They will also obtain experience in up-to-date laboratory techniques and procedures. The Bioanthropology program offers students the option of combining experience from different fields in the Sciences and Arts to create a skill set that is interesting and unique.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree (3-year, 4-year, or Honours).

SAMPLE CAREERS

Employment opportunities for Bioanthropology graduates exist in government and hospital laboratories, forensic laboratories, museums, and zoos. This program also provides a basis for entry into professional programs in dentistry and medicine, and to graduate programs in Anthropology and Biology for students who take the four-year degree option.

SAMPLE COURSES

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, a second-year course, introduces students to the use of human skeletal and dental evidence in legal contexts. The course provides students with knowledge of analytic methods that are used in identifying the age, sex and ancestry of Unidentified human remains using skeletal markers, interpretation of DNA, and other related approaches.

Human Osteology is a third year course that covers basics of identification of different bones and teeth, and growth and development of the human skeleton. Emphasis is on the laboratory identification of complete and incomplete human skeletal material and how it is used in different analyses.

Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity, a first-year Biology course, emphasizes the evolutionary and ecological processes that underlie the relationship between an organism and its environment. Topics include natural selection and the origin of species, systematics and taxonomy, the origin of biological diversity, growth and reproductive strategies, and communities and ecosystems.

MORE SAMPLE COURSES

• International Field School • Human Evolution • Zooarchaeology • Comparative Animal Physiology • Genetics • Organic Chemistry • Molecular Genetics

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,360.00 (US$ 13,657) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected March, June, October 2023

Start date

Expected January, May, September 2023

Venue

Faculty of Science

The University of Winnipeg,

515 Portage Avenue,

WINNIPEG,

Manitoba (MB),

R3B 2E9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian province, and expect to graduate from grade 12 (or equivalent). Test of English as a Foreign Language: Requirement/Score: Internet-based - Achieve a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component; International English Language Testing System: Requirement/Score: IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5; Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180; Cambridge Assessment English: C2 Proficiency: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180; CanTest: Requirement/Score: An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing, A score of 3.5 in Writing may be considered, depending on the program of study, and provided the student is registered in Academic Writing Extended (ESL); CAEL and CAEL-CE - Minimum score of 60; CAEL online - Minimum score of 70; Pearson Test of English (Academic): Requirement/Score: Minimum of score of 58

For international students

You are a current high school student studying at a school in another Canadian province, and expect to graduate from grade 12 (or equivalent).

Test of English as a Foreign Language: Requirement/Score: Internet-based - Achieve a minimum score of 86 with no less than 20 in each component.

International English Language Testing System: Requirement/Score: IELTS Academic - Minimum overall band score of 6.5

Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180

Cambridge Assessment English: C2 Proficiency: Requirement/Score: Minimum score 180

CanTest: Requirement/Score: An average score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading; and a score of 4.0 in Writing*
*A score of 3.5 in Writing may be considered, depending on the program of study, and provided the student is registered in Academic Writing Extended (ESL).

CAEL and CAEL-CE - Minimum score of 60; CAEL online - Minimum score of 70

Pearson Test of English (Academic): Requirement/Score: Minimum of score of 58

Deadlines are:

Fall (September): June 1
Winter (January): October 1
Spring (May): March 1

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About The University of Winnipeg

UWinnipeg attracts students from around the world due to its for academic excellence, small class sizes, environmental commitment and diversity.

  • Choose from 400 undergraduate courses
  • 90 percent graduate satisfaction rating
  • 3. Located in Winnipeg, top 3 large Canadian cities to live in
  • 4. Work permits and immigration pathways available to graduate

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