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Looking into and through grey ancient ruins with the blue sky behind

Future Students

Looking into and through grey ancient ruins with the blue sky behind



Students digging in the sand in a dessertArchaeology is the interdisciplinary study of the human past through the examination of material and biological remains, including artifacts, human and animal bones, architecture, and plants. You will learn the field methods and laboratory 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. This exciting interdisciplinary program combines courses from Anthropology, Ancient History & Classics, and the sciences.

Degree Type

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

The Trent Advantage

  • Conduct field work in Ontario, or abroad in places like Belize, Europe, Turkey, North Africa, and more, or right here in Ontario
  • Specialize in Anthropological Archaeology or Classical Archaeology
  • Gain hands-on experience in specialized labs for bioarchaeology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), archaeozoology and lithic analysis

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission 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%

Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • Archaeological Data Manager
  • Archaeologist
  • Archaeotourism Professional
  • Archivist
  • Bioarchaeologist
  • First Nations Liaison Officer
  • Heritage Management Consultant
  • Heritage Planner
  • Professor
  • Laboratory Supervisor