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.


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.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Detailed admission requirements

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.


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.

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