Join one of the largest archaeology programs in Canada, and combine courses from Anthropology, Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, and the sciences.

Build your future career by uncovering the ancient past, studying in one of the most robust archaeology programs in Canada. Your studies will focus on the history of human beings, examining artifacts, human and animal bones, architecture, and plants. You’ll learn the field methods and lab techniques used to study these materials, as well as theories archaeologists use to understand the ancient cultures and past civilizations of the Americas, Europe and the pre-Classical and Classical Mediterranean world.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)
  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Perform hands-on research (even during your undergrad degree!) in specialized on-campus labs for bioarchaeology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), archaeozoology, and lithic and ceramic analysis
  • Immerse yourself in the global community – conduct field work abroad in places like Belize, Greece, Europe, Turkey, North Africa, and more… or right here in Ontario
Belize Field School, led by Dr. Helen Haines, provides students with the opportunity to excavate an ancient Maya ruin

"The Archaeology program at Trent is a really tight-knit community which is great for learning.The professors are really friendly and approachable."

Kaitlyn McMullen

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Archaeological Data Manager
  • Archaeologist
  • Archaeotourism Professional
  • Archivist
  • Bioarchaeologist
  • First Nations Liaison Officer
  • Heritage Management Consultant
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Museum Curator
  • Teacher

Popular Courses:

  • Archaeozoology
  • Archaeology of Natural Disasters
  • Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology
  • Human Osteology
  • Case Studies in Classical Archaeology
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Belize Field School, led by Dr. Helen Haines, provides students with the opportunity to excavate an ancient Maya ruin

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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