Welcome to Archaeology!

Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology will have you exploring the human past from Neanderthals to current issues of First Nations heritage and its management.  You will delve into forensic science and learn about primates and changes in the human skeleton through biological anthropology. You will examine human/environmental interactions while working in labs, outside in the field, and traveling to local and/or international destinations.


"Archaeology is the stuff of childhood dreams. We discover the past and how we came to be through artifacts and remains. That's pretty much time travel, and it's hard not to dig that."  Katy Au

"A small child,
a field trip,
a screen, a pit.

Stories beneath the ground
and of the land.

A small child,
a field trip,
a pithouse.

Stories of the hearth
and of the people"   
Erin Partridge

“Why not dig in the dirt and touch death? It is a visceral way to face your own mortality and the fragility of life as we know it.”   Alessandria Testani

"Because colonization is bulls--t."   Megan Benoit

Is Archaeology right for you? 

  • Do you like to solve mysteries old and new?
  • Are you interested in biology, forensics or DNA?
  • Does Indigenous knowledge, culture and heritage management interest you?

Potential Careers

This degree prepares you for a variety of careers including: forensic scientist, paleoanthropologist, maritime archaeologist, and more working for industry, government, police and coroners, museums, parks and historical sites.

Dig Deeper

There are many ways to tailor your degree to your interests, expand your learning and work experiences and to gain a competitive edge on your academic journey.  From declaring a major upon application, completing a joint or double major, adding a minor or certificate to participating in experiential learning activities (co-operative education, field schools, work placements).