Archaeology focuses upon the human past from our earliest pre-human ancestors to issues of First Nations heritage and its management in the modern world. Concerned particularly with human/environmental interactions, they offer numerous courses in scientific and theoretical approaches to its study. 


Archaeology at SFU also integrates biological anthropology with concentration on primatology, human skeletal morphology and forensic science. 

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Admission requirements for Archaeology

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

Applying to the major program

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

Applying to THE MINOR

Contact the archaeology advisor after being admitted to your major program.

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