Archaeology Major

You’ll learn to appreciate how this discipline balances scientific investigation with culture-based understanding of past societies as you study the material remains and environmental settings of early civilizations.

Career potential

  • Teaching (elementary and secondary)
  • State and federal advisory positions such as the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Cultural resource/land management/ environmental agencies
  • National and state park service
  • Public archaeology facilities

What will I learn?

  • Starting in 2024-25, students will enjoy a new archaeology curriculum
  • The study of prehistoric and historic societies in worldwide contexts
  • How to apply scientific and laboratory-based methods in your research

Concentration options

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* Starting in 2024-25, the archaeology program will no longer include concentrations. 

Rozanne Brooks MuseumSpecial features

  • Small classes led by eager faculty
  • Individualized attention
  • Careers as educators, museum curators, laboratory consultants and many other fields
  • Rozanne Brooks Museum

Get involved

College is more than a classroom. Choose from a variety of different electives that will make your degree more individualized.

Student clubs

  • Sociology/Anthropology Club

Honor societies

Next Steps

Contact us

Office: Moffett Center, Room 0119
Phone: 607-753-2726
Fax: 607-753-5973

Fast facts

The archaeology lab is home to many human skeletons, animal bones and artifacts used for teaching.

Type of degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 120


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Delmar C. Palm Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service
  • Anthropology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Rozanne M. Brooks Sociology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Criminology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

See all scholarship opportunities

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