What is an Ethnologist?

Ethnologist Job Description

Ethnologists are responsible for conducting comparative studies of cultures or certain aspects of cultures, in order to determine historical relations and make generalizations concerning human cultural processes and behaviour.



Typical Job Duties

• Plan and conduct research studies

• Prepare reports based on progress and findings of research

• Submit reports to funding bodies, or for the purpose of publication

• May formulate general laws of cultural development

• May formulate rules of social and cultural behaviour

• May be designated as an ethnographer and specialize in describing details of the customs and beliefs of one particular culture



Scholarships for Becoming an Ethnologist

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Ethnologist. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Anthropology Scholarships and History Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Ethnologist. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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