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 251, CHEM 115, 175, 200, 201, EVST 200, GEOL 101, HONR 287, MATH 107, 113, SOCI 215, 230, INST/WMST 326, or INST/SOCI 331;
    • Historical Archaeology: ARTH/CLAS 210 ARTH 227, HIST 211, 251, 319, 320, 321, 322, or RELS 229;
    • Ancient World: ARTH/CLAS 210-218, 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: CHEM 335, CLAS/HIST 303, 311, 312, HIST 319, 320, 321, 322, INST/SOCI 331, INST/WMST 326;
  • 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, 319, 320, 321, 322, or RELS 229;
    • Ancient World: ARTH/CLAS 210-218, 222, 225, CLAS/HIST 303, 311, or 312.