Archaeology is about the breadth and diversity of human experience, from the earliest appearance of humankind to the recent past. You can gain interesting insights into cultures around the world through the study of archaeology.
The archaeology minor offers a flexible program that can include study in a variety of disciplines such as anthropology, art history, classics, geology, history, and more. Students will have the opportunity to take part in excavation projects and other collaborative research with faculty.
Students pursuing the minor in archaeology complete seven courses (minimum 22 credits) as follows:
The archaeology minor is an excellent supplement to almost every major and opens the way to interesting career opportunities in diverse fields such as:
“I love archaeology at GVSU because it's so interdisciplinary. The interesting techniques and skills I've learned in the field and in class will open lots of doors for me when I graduate.”
“Archaeology is one of the widest studies - best fitted to open the mind, and to produce the wide interests and toleration which is the highest result of education.”