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Archaeology (BA)


Laurier’s Archaeology program focuses on the great ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, as well as history closer to home. Our students have the opportunity to go on local digs in Ontario and abroad to Bermuda, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

You’ll gain an appreciation of ancient and modern cultures, and learn practical skills in archaeological methods. Hone your abilities to observe, communicate, measure, and appreciate differences and similarities between peoples of the world, their histories and their cultural achievements.

Program Highlights

  • You’ll work hands-on with ancient artifacts.
  • You'll go on archaeological digs with Laurier faculty in Ontario or abroad.
  • There are opportunities for you to land a summer job with a Cultural Resource Management company.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Sport in Greece and Rome
  • Myth and Epic of the Greater Near East
  • Heritage Preservation
  • North American Prehistory
  • Historical and Industrial Archaeology
  • Human Osteology
  • Cultural Resource Management


  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English.
  • IB Minimum Score: 28.


  • Teaching
  • Professional archaeology
  • Cultural resource management
  • Heritage preservation
  • Museum collections
  • Curation of cultural objects

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