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Undergraduate Record 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Record 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED RECORD]


Requirements for Major

All students enroll in a core curriculum of three courses which provides a broad overview of anthropological and classical archaeology, and training in field methods (by participation in archaeological field research). Five additional courses, selected in consultation with program advisors, explore specific areas and issues of archaeological research in various parts of the world. Other courses from the department of anthropology, history, and art may be substituted in consultation with program advisors. The final two courses are selected from such related areas as classics, religious studies, chemistry, and environmental sciences.

Distinguished Majors Program in Archaeology

Students with superior academic performance are encouraged to apply to the Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) in which they write a thesis demonstrating independent study of high quality. The requirements for admission to the DMP are:

  1. satisfaction of all College requirements as stated in the Record with a GPA of at least 3.400 in all University courses;
  2. a GPA of at least 3.400 in all courses taken as part of the archaeology major;
  3. permission of an advisor, who may be any member of the program’s faculty that is willing to take on the responsibility of supervising the thesis and is normally someone to whom the students have already demonstrated their ability in an upper level course or seminar. A second faculty reader from the Archaeology faculty or a related field is also required to constitute the student’s thesis committee.

Minor in Archaeology

The minor consists of the core curriculum and an additional nine credits to be chosen in consultation with a program advisor.

Additional Information

For more information, contact Tyler Jo Smith, Director, Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program McIntire Department of Art, Fayerweather Hall 318, P.O. Box 400130 Charlottesville, VA 22904; (434) 924-6123; tjs6e@virginia.edu

Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses

The following list includes additional courses which have been approved for the major program. Other courses can be added, depending on the student’s area of concentration, with the approval of an advisor.