Archaeology (Bachelor of Arts)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Why choose Archaeology (Bachelor of Arts)?


Archaeologists ask questions such as: Why did the Mayan civilization collapse? Who built the Great Sphinx of Giza? What do Pompeii’s ruins tell us about life in 79 AD?

Archaeologists examine material remains to understand past human life and cultural activities. This program will give you a solid understanding of how to research, excavate and scientifically analyze cultural remains gleaned from sites such as buried and/or abandoned human settlements. During the course of your studies, you'll develop research capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, scientific knowledge, and technical expertise.

Career opportunities

As an Archaeology graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Archaeology can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Program highlights

Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.

Field school - Discipline-specific classes taken in real-world settings, and involving hands-on course work.


Courses in this program

Ancient Peoples and Places, Archaeology of North America, Field Course in Archaeological Techniques, Introduction to Archaeology, Introduction to Physical Anthropology

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