Anthropology and Archaeology


Interested in how people lived in the past? Work outside on archaeological digs around the world, and inside in the laboratory analyzing physical evidence. Add anthropology courses for a unique degree.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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 be governed by the faculty you choose.

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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:

  • 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

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

Admission requirements

If you are interested in this joint major, you can apply to either Anthropology or Archaeology and must meet the requirements for the program you apply to.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU, either:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BA Anthropology or (for Fall term only) BA Anthropology via FASS One Surrey


  • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Environment
  • select from the drop-down list of programs: BA Archaeology

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