Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Learning Goals

Students who major in archaeology can expect to achieve the following learning goals:

  • Develop an understanding of the major foundational concepts, methods and theories in the field of Archaeology
  • Articulate empirical research questions and hypotheses, with logical plans of data collection and analysis
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues relevant to preservation and cultural heritage
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the archaeological record for a chosen culture area
  • Demonstrate basic competence in at least one language appropriate to the chosen culture area
  • Gain practical experience in archaeological field methods, lab methods, and/or museum work
  • Develop effective critical thinking, oral and written communication, information literacy and research skills