Degree Requirements

The Requirements for a Major in Archaeology

A student majoring in archaeology must complete ten courses, with a grade of C- or better in each course:

  • Must complete ARCH/CLAS 221;
  • Must complete ARCH/CLAS 320;
  • Must complete at least one course from each of the Archaeology Focus Groups and must complete three additional courses from one of the Groups.
    • Applications/Archaeometry: BIOL 205, 251, 330, 333 CHEM 130, 210, 215, 220, 230, 261, 262, 322, EVST 200, GEOL 101, 102, MATH 107, 113, SOCI 215, 220, 230, INST 251, 326, or 331;
    • Historical Archaeology: ARTH/CLAS 210 ARTH 227, HIST 211, 251, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 354, or RELS 229;
    • Ancient World: ARTH/CLAS 210-217, 222, 225, CLAS/HIST 303, 311, or 312.
  • Must complete one 300-level course from the following that was not used to satisfy one of the Groups, above: BIOL 330, 333, CHEM 322, CLAS/HIST 303, 311, 312, HIST 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 354, INST 326, 331, SOCI 330, or 331;
  • Capstone: Must complete ARCH/CLAS 450 or ARCH 495.

The Requirements for a Minor in Archaeology

  • Must complete ARCH/CLAS 221;
  • Must complete ARCH/CLAS 320;
  • Must complete 4 courses from one of the following Archaeology Focus Groups. All four courses must be chosen from the same Group.
    • Historical Archaeology: ARTH/CLAS 210, ARTH 227, HIST 211, 251, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 354, or RELS 229;
    • Ancient World: ARTH/CLAS 210-217, CLAS 222, 225, CLAS/HIST 303, 311, or 312.