The Sociology/Anthropology Department offers the major in Archaeology which is the discipline within anthropology that studies prehistoric and historic societies in worldwide contexts. The archaeological discipline offers a balance between the scientific investigation and culture-based understanding of past societies through their material remains and their environmental settings.
Archaeology majors may choose between the Americas or World Archaeology concentrations, both of which are seated solidly in an anthropological archaeology paradigm, in which students gain a firm cultural anthropological basis for exploring ancestral and prehistoric cultures of these geographical regions. Students also acquire basic knowledge of the scientific and laboratory-based methods employed in the discipline.
There is also a minor in archaeology which is particularly suitable for those interested in the teaching professions who must be prepared to teach about global cultures both past and present.
Teaching (all levels at elementary and secondary schools)
State and Federal advisory positions (e.g. Environmental Protection Agency)
Cultural Resource/Land Management/Environmental Agencies