Archaeology Certificate


Archaeology is the study of past human cultures through their material remains. Beyond studying the past, archaeology involves a concern for the management of archaeological sites, the interpretation of cultural heritage, and the ethics of preserving and presenting the human past. Students who complete this certificate will gain hands-on knowledge of archaeological field and/or laboratory methods, become familiar with theories used to interpret the archaeological record, and learn about the importance of archaeology for understanding past societies and contributing to contemporary societies. These skills and knowledge are advantageous for a range of careers including archaeology, cultural resource management, applied anthropology, natural resource management, museum work, and public history.

Program requirements (12 hours)

  1. Required core: ANT 305(3); and ANT 351(3) or 550(3).
  2. Six additional hours from the following. The Archaeology certificate advisor may approve substitution of relevant coursework not listed here. ANT 340(3), 342(3), 345(3), 347(3), 351(3)*, 355(3), 360(3), 505(3), 545(3), 550(3)*, 555(3); ANT 397(3)**, 499(3)**, 598(3)**.

    *Variable content courses repeatable for credit towards the certificate if the content differs.
    **When applicable, as determined by the Archaeology certificate advisor.
  3. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Program restrictions

Students may not declare or earn both a certificate and a minor in Archaeology.