Archaeology and First Nations Studies

In the joint major program, you will gain insight into ancient and contemporary First Nations cultures in British Columbia and North America and learn about Aboriginal perspectives on the contemporary world including First Nations issues in archaeology, cultural heritage, resource management, government relations and land claims.

Overview

You may opt for a bachelor of arts degree from either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Environment. Faculty requirements will depend on which faculty you apply to.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Detailed admission requirements

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

First Nations Studies

Archaeology

 

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then choose which faculty you want to apply to. Either:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BA First Nations Studies

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After you have been admitted, speak to an advisor about the joint major option.

How to apply

Students complete 120 units, including a minimum of 45 upper division units, as specified here. Students may opt for a bachelor of arts degree from either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Environment. Faculty requirements will be governed by the faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

  • Archaeologist
  • Archaeology Project Director
  • Conservation and Stewardship Liaison
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Curator
  • Education Professional
  • Environmental Archaeologist
  • Environmental Impact Assessor
  • Field Supervisor
  • Field Technician
  • Forensic Scientist
  • GIS Technician
  • Heritage Consultant
  • Heritage Manager
  • Historical Archaeologist
  • Maritime Archaeologist
  • Museum Curator/Assistant
  • Palaeoanthropologist
  • Principal Investigator
  • Project Manager