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:

  • Knowledge of History and Culture of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean
  • Familiarity with anthropological concepts, methods and theory
  • Familiarity with archaeological methods and theory
  • Practical experience in excavation techniques, treatment/analysis of artifacts, and/or museum work
  • Basic competence in at least one ancient language
  • Critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, information literacy and research skills