Discover the richness of human history by digging into the past.
- tailor your program with your advisor to match your interests and vocational goals
- participate in field work at local and international archaeological sites
- deepen your understanding by taking classes that span the disciplines
Careers in Archaeology
- Field archaeologist
- Teacher/professor of archaeology
- Museum curator or administrator
- Cultural resource management
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Choose an archaeology-based interim class; assist a professor with archaeological research;gain experience in a museum internship; travel to the ruins at Umm el-Jimal, Jordan to do field work in archaeology.
Course Requirements 2012-13
Group Minor in Archaeology
(Minimum 18 semester hours; 6 courses)
The minor in archaeology may be taken in conjunction with any major. It is designed to serve both those students who wish to study archaeology out of extra-vocational interest and those who wish qualification for graduate programs in archaeology. Students interested should seek faculty advice as specified below (18 semester hours).
- Two required courses in Archaeology:
- One course with archaeological content, including interims, chosen from:
- ARTH-393 / HIST-393 Museum Studies
- Interim in Geology (2013), “Cavemen, Troglodytes, and other Fossil Hominids”
- Interim to Greece (2013
- Interim to Israel (2014)
- Interim to Italy (2014)
- Other applicable approved interims
- One course in archaeological skills chosen from:
- One course in cultural, historical, or linguistic contexts chosen from:
- One additional course chosen from any of the three above categories.
Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2012-13 academic year.
Sally and Bert deVries Archeology Scholarship
- award amount: $2,500
- any class level
- financial need required; planning on an archeology minor with preference given to field experiences in the Middle East
- apply through the history department
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