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Simon Fraser University

48 months
979 CAD/credit 29370 CAD/year
195 CAD/credit 5850 CAD/year
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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 at Simon Fraser University, 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, on the Archaeology program from Simon Fraser University.


The world is changing rapidly and so is the full range of career opportunities that await. Armed with the necessary knowledge and skills, graduates pursue careers in jobs such as:

  • Archaeologist
  • Archaeology Project Director
  • Conservation and Stewardship Liaison
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Curator
  • Education Professional
  • Environmental Archaeologist
  • Environmental Impact Assessor
  • Field Supervisor
  • Field Technician
  • Forensic Scientist
  • GIS Technician
  • Heritage Consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reconstructing the Human Past 
  • Human Origins 
  • Interpreting the Past
  • Archaeology of the Old World 
  • Archaeology of the New World 
  • Material Culture Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • All applicants must meet the university's English Language Requirements
    • All applicants must meet the university's Quantitative and Analytical Skills requirements
    • All students must present a minimum grade of C-/60% in a junior or senior level acceptable Math course
    • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior high school
    • Submit a transcript which includes grades for all courses completed and final grades for the first semester of Senior Year. (An admission average is calculated on final year results.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29370 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 979 CAD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    5850 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 195 CAD per credit during 48 months.

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1600 - 2700 CAD /month
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