Archaeology Major Close Sub-Nav Menu Request InformationMajors and MinorsAcademic Support Resources for Students Disability Support Services Registering with DSSDSS Resources The Communication Center Dr. Seth Clabough Resources for ParentsStaffFAQsLaunchFirst Generation College Students Copley Science Building ConstructionHonors Program Application for Prospective Honors StudentsHonors Academics Current Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016 Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesDepartmental Honors Current Students Entering Fall 2016 or After Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesHonors ModulesCollaborative Learning Experience Honors Benefits and OpportunitiesHonors Program Director Noyce Teacher Preparation ProgramFirst Year Program: RMCS101Study Abroad & International Education J-Term Study/Travel J-term 2018 Study/Travel CoursesPayment Procedure & Scholarship InformationJ-Term Mandatory Insurance Plan International TravelDomestic Travel J-term Resources Semester Abroad FAQsEligibility and CostsSemester Abroad Application InformationScholarships International Students Obtaining an F-1 VisaMaintaining Student StatusEmployment Social Security NumberCurricular Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT) Driver's LicenseHealth InsuranceTravelTransfer to R-MCInternational Student Orientation International @ R-MC International Assistant ProgramInternational HousePhoto Gallery 2015 Photo Contest Winner Study Abroad Photo ContestInternational Education Week 2016 OIE staffParents & FamiliesVoices from Abroad Summer Session RegistrationImportant DatesStudy Skills CourseSummer Session Tuition, Fees & Housing Undergraduate ResearchRegistrar's OfficeInternshipsIntellectual Property Rights (PDF) The Archaeological Studies program at Randolph-Macon College brings together knowledge from many disciplines to build an understanding of our human past. As a cross-disciplinary field, archaeology calls upon expertise in a wide range of subject areas: archaeologists excavate objects which are displayed as art, analyze finds using natural sciences such as chemistry and geology, read historical documents and texts in many languages, and write with anthropological perspectives. The Major and Minor The Archaeological Studies program offers three different paths for focus as a major or minor: the ancient world, historical archaeology, and archaeological sciences. The program's interdisciplinary structure allows students to choose from many different courses in the Randolph-Macon curriculum. Field Work The core classes for the Archaeological Studies program provide opportunities to practice the techiques and methods of archaeology in the field. Students excavate at local sites in Hanover County and also can take advantage of opportunities to excavate at other historical sites around the world, including the Agora Excavations in Athens, Greece. Ethics and Legislation The Archaeological Studies program emphasizes World Heritage stewardship: the safeguarding of the historic sites in all areas of the world. An important component of archaeology today is learning about the laws and conventions which apply to archaeology, as well as the issues which make archaeology both popular and controversial. Students of international studies, environmental studies, political science and business benefit from understanding the influence archaeological research has on national, regional, and cultural identities and attitudes toward land use, urban planning, and economic development. Careers The R-MC Archaeological Studies major trains you to work as a field archaeologist in any area of the world, and the major or minor is useful for the art historian, historian, teacher, and politician. For all students, training in archaeological studies enriches understanding of the world and of the diverse and amazing achievements of humans in the past. Apply to R-MC! Connect with R-MC on Facebook! Ask a Question?