Students can undertake a major in Archaeology as part of an ordinary (three year) degree through either a Bachelor of Arts, or a Bachelor of Science, depending on their area of interest. A more specialised, professionally-oriented program is available through the Bachelor of Archaeology, which is run in conjunction with Adelaide University's Departments of Classics and Anatomical Sciences and the University of South Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Flinders is one of only three universities in Australia to offer a specialised Bachelor of Archaeology degree.
In addition, Archaeology links with the Bachelor of Tourism, Bachelor of Technology (Ecotourism), Bachelor of Justice and Society and Bachelor of Technology (Forensic and Analytical Chemistry) to provide students with a range of career options.
Undergraduate students are eligible to apply to study archaeology abroad on a Flinders Exchange program, for either 1 or 2 semesters. Flinders Archaeology students have been on exchanges to the University of New Mexico (USA), the University of Leicester (UK), and Simon Fraser University (Canada). Other exchange partners with archaeology programs include University College, London, Northern Arizona University (USA), the University of Valencia (Spain), East Carolina University, the University of Miami and more. For more information, contact the International Office, or download the brief pamphlet Exchange scholarships.pdf (PDF 740KB) which will tell you how to apply.
Many students look to gain extra experience in archaeology by volunteering on excavations, in the lab, or on field projects. In the third year of their degree students can gain credit for this work via the topic ARCH3313: Archaeology in the Field. Simply buy a log book now through UniBooks and start recording all your volunteer work - it makes a great record of your work experience skills when you apply for a job.
Find out more about what archaeology students do at Flinders.