Gemma's journey from transfer student to master's student

Gemma transferred from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2021. “Originally, I went to university for English,” she explains, though she loved archaeology as a kid. Then, after taking a breadth course in the subject, she fell back in love... 

Read about Gemma's experience as a transfer student here.

Prospective College/University Transfer Students - Where to start

  • Requirements: Before applying as a transfer student, you must have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work. You may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. If you have attempted 9 - 23 units and are in good academic standing (you have a minimum GPA of a 2.0) you will be required to meet high school application deadlines and admission requirements.
  • Transfer Credit: Did you know that it's possible to complete some of your required coursework prior to starting your undergraduate degree at SFU? A BC/Yukon transfer guide listing all first and second year transferable courses along with the SFU equivalent is available at Courses that don't apply to the Archaeology major may be used toward WQB (Writing/Quantitative/Breadth) requirements when applicable.

Transferring from Douglas College?

If you are preparing to transfer to SFU, the following Douglas College courses will fulfill Archaeology major requirements:

  • ANTH 1111 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • ANTH 1113 - Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANTH 2212 - Old World Prehistory
  • ANTH 2210 - Archaeology in the Americas