Bachelor of Archaeological Practice

  • Australian National University 1
  • Campus-based
  • Full Time
  • 144 Credit Hours
  • Semeters


Bachelor of Archaeological Practice is a Semeters Bachelor program taught at Australian National University, Australia. The program is offered in campus-based modes with full Time options. To successfully obtain Bachelor of Archaeological Practice from Australian National University you are required to complete 144 credit hours. After completion of Bachelor of Archaeological Practice you will be able to further continue for advance studies or start career as Archaeologist, Heritage manager, Cartographer, Tourism Officer.

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Archaeology unlocks the mysteries of humanity’s past. Archaeologists discover and excavate archaeological sites and interpret the material recovered from them.

Admission Requirements:

The minimum requirements for admission in Bachelor of Archaeological Practice at Australian National University for all applicants (Domestic or International) are:

  • program specific academic requirment set by Australian National University.
  • English Language OR any other language requirments as set by Australian National University as pre-requiste for admission in Bachelor of Archaeological Practice.

Note: Please check the university website in the link below.

At a minimum, all applicants must meet

  • program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and
  • English language requirements.

Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

Courses Units:

You need to complete 144 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

The Bachelor of Archaeological Practice requires completion of 144 units, of which: 

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 The 144 units must include: 

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:


  • ARCH1111 Archaeology Uncovered
  • ARCH1112 From Origins to Civilizations 

A maximum of 30 units from completion of courses from the following list:


  • ARCH2004 Australian Archaeology
  • ARCH2007 Archaeological Laboratory Methods 
  • ARCH2041 Introduction to Environmental Archaeology 
  • ARCH2052 Archaeology in Film and Fiction 
  • ARCH2060 International Archaeological Field School Extension 
  • ARCH2061 Archaeological Field Methods 
  • BIAN2015 Human Skeletal Analysis 

HUMN2051 Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management


A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:


  • ARCH2055 Archaeological Fieldschool 
  • ARCH2059 International Archaeological Field School


A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:


  • ARCH3000 Research Design and Analysis in Archaeology 
  • ARCH3023 Thinking through the past: archaeological theory from 1950 
  • ARCH3026 History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past
  • ARCH3028 Archaeology of Death and Mortuary Practices 
  • ARCH3029 Making-Taking-Using-Breaking: Material Culture Studies and Technology in Archaeology 
  • ARCH3030 Archaeology of Ritual and Religion 
  • ARCH3108 Animals, Plants and People 
  • BIAN3010 Scientific Dating in Archaeology and Palaeoenvironmental Studies 


48 units from completion of two of the following minors:


  • Advanced Forensic and Evolutionary Archaeology Minor
  • Advanced Global Archaeology Minor
  • Advanced Environmental Archaeology Minor

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

 Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double-counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

More Information:

For information about honours, please Bachelor of Archaeological Practice (Honours)

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