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SFU Offers First Online HRM Archaeology Master’s

February 18, 2016

Archaeology professionals interested in pursuing a master’s degree can do it online beginning September 2016, thanks to SFU’s Professional Heritage Resource Management Program.

Heritage resource management archaeologists work to identify, assess and avoid or reduce impacts of urban commercial development on cultural resources. Job markets today have made it a dominant, dynamic and in-demand form of professional archaeological practice.

“Over the past 25 years, the majority of archaeology students are finding themselves employed in the realm of consulting archaeology or heritage management, working to ensure that significant heritage sites are not adversely affected by development,” says archaeology professor George Nicholas.  

The program will appeal to students with professional and family obligations that constrain their participation in extensive on-campus requirements. Four five-credit-hour online courses will familiarize students with law, ethics, business and research design.

“These are vitally important skills that really don’t have as much of a presence in the usual university training,” Nicholas says. “Students who go on to be professional archaeologists often find themselves wishing they had more training and more awareness in these realms they’re encountering in the real world.”

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2016.

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