The BA in Archaeology is one of the few degrees of its kind in the United States. The curriculum focuses on both the Old and New Worlds and examines issues of state formation, power and human origins.
The 39-credit interdisciplinary degree program draws from disciplines common in archaeological research to round-out its core curriculum. These include anthropology, art history, classics and history.
Courses are divided into three groups for distribution purposes: Field and laboratory work, anthropological archaeology and ancient civilizations. Students take courses in all groups, and may further specialize in one discipline or area. All students acquire experience in field or laboratory methods. Twelve credit hours or the equivalent of a pertinent foreign language are also required.