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Archaeological Science

Bachelors of Computer Science / Science

Examine key developments in human evolution, civilisation and our relationship with the world around us.

In this minor, you’ll develop and apply your knowledge through a combination of theory-based and practical learning.

Combine the core archaeology course with electives and expand your knowledge of past human-animal relationships, our long-term history of plant use, or managing our cultural heritage.

Future work includes positions in museums, consultancies, government departments, cultural centres, law enforcement, and educational and research institutions.


1 in Queensland for archaeology

QS World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Historical archaeology consultant
  • Heritage consultant
  • Senior Aboriginal archaeologist
  • Project archaeologist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Doing Archaeology
  • Science in Archaeology
  • Managing Cultural Heritage: Ethics, History and Practice
  • Plants and Archaeology: Food, fuel, foraging and farming in the human past
  • Animals and Archaeology: Analytical approaches to understanding past human-animal relationships

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