Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology)
Archaeology is the study of past human societies through materials left behind. Archaeologists work in museums and interpretive sites or as consultants. At JCU you will gain practical skills through laboratory work and participation in site excavations
|3 years full time
Part time available
|Midyear start - Yes|
|OP/Rank 2012 was 19/61|
|CRICOS code is 010346B|
What is archaeology?
Archaeology is the study of past human societies. Our Bachelor of Arts Archaeology major covers historical and human evolutionary topics as well as practical fieldwork skills, including a Rock Art and Cultural Heritage Field School. This year students will be working at Laura, which is one of the major rock art galleries in Australia.
Making the most of the northern Queensland environment, you will investigate Indigenous and colonial Australia, our Pacific and Asian neighbours, as well as the origins of European society.
Getting real experience
Archaeology students at James Cook gain fieldwork skills through projects at sites centred on Townsville and Cairns. This gives you the experience in research and analytical skills needed for a professional career in archaeology.
Getting a job
Archaeologists also work as consultants conducting cultural heritage impact studies or with agencies such as National Parks and Departments of Environment, which are responsible for managing archaeological heritage in many states.
Archaeology graduates also have careers in fields such as:
museums and interpretive centres
universities (as teachers and researchers)
forensic science laboratories
government departments and local councils
Joint degree options
Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU the Bachelor of Arts degree can be combined as a joint degree in: