Students in archaeology gain an appreciation for the creativity and diversity of humankind through the study, excavation, and analysis of archaeological remains. The curriculum in Archaeology offers a diversity of classes on the peoples and cultures of the world, past and present.
Students taking the Archaeology Emphasis learn the most critical theories and methodologies of archaeology, in addition to how to apply these paradigms to archaeological research, site excavation, and the interpretation of archaeological materials. Students are thus prepared with the tools necessary to practice archaeology in today's complex world through both mastering both class assignments and mentored instruction in on-site excavation practices, laboratory analysis, and writing in the discipline. The program also seeks to instill in students the fundamental tenets and ethics of the Archaeology as they are governed by both national and international professional and legal standards.