About the Program
Students enrolled in the archaeology minor get to explore societies and cultures of the past through their material remains. Students work to analyze and understand past societies through various disciplines like environmental science, history, anthropology, math, and museum studies.
Through a partnership with the Sandusky Museum and programs with other local museums, students learn technical aspects of archaeological work and explore the theory and methods used by archaeologists to interpret artifacts.
The minor requires 18 hours.
The core consists of three required courses:
- HIST 265 Introduction to Archaeology
- ARCH 301 Archaeology Laboratory
- ENST 365 Environmental Archaeology
Students should enroll in HIST 265 as soon as possible, as it is the foundational course for the other two core courses.
In addition to the core courses, students choose from a range of elective courses (minimum of 9 hours) in archaeology, art, environmental studies, history, museum studies, sociology, and statistics.
Studying archaeology helps prepare students for careers in cultural resource management, museums, public education, historical sites, laboratories, government work, and administration. Other opportunities include jobs that require research, writing reports, management, surveys, and excavation.