Archaeology

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

Pursuing a degree 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.

Overview

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in the Faculty of Environment
Major: Archaeology

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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