Archaeological Sciences (BA)

Exploring the Archaeological Realm

The Bachelor of Arts in Archaeological Sciences offers an immersive exploration into the depths of archaeological methods and theories. While students have the option to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Archaeological Sciences, this program stands as a foundational pathway for those drawn to the intricate world of archaeology.

Unveiling Archaeological Frontiers

As one of the five options within the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Archaeological Sciences is a recommended choice for those seeking a comprehensive study of archaeological methods and data analysis. This option provides a robust introduction to the rigorous examination of archaeological data, fostering specialized laboratory, analytical, and field skills crucial for comprehending contemporary issues in archaeological sciences.

Fostering Critical Archaeological Insight

The curriculum places special emphasis on instilling a logical framework behind archaeological arguments, empowering students to articulate sound reasoning within the field. Completing this option equips individuals to pursue careers in both private (e.g., cultural research management firms) and public (e.g., National Park Service, Forestry Service) sectors. Additionally, it serves as a strong foundation for those aspiring to advance into graduate studies in archaeology.

Transcripted Recognition and Career Prospects

The Archaeological Sciences option appears on students’ official academic transcripts, highlighting their academic expertise in archaeology. This recognition can significantly bolster applications to graduate programs or employment opportunities within the field.

Accessible and Inclusive Option

This option welcomes all Anthropology majors without a competitive selection process, offering an inclusive pathway into the realm of archaeology.

Field Experience and Curriculum Guidance

Field experience, particularly through UW-faculty led archaeology field schools like ARCHY 270, is highly recommended. Such practical exposure and participation in non-UW research or Cultural Resource Management (CRM) projects can contribute towards the 'approved courses' credits. Collaboration with archaeology faculty before embarking on field experiences ensures suitability and alignment with the Archaeological Sciences option. The curriculum forecast serves as a useful tool for scheduling courses to fulfill option requirements.

Embark on an enriching academic journey that unveils the intricacies of archaeological sciences, providing a robust foundation for careers and further studies in the captivating realm of archaeology.

BA in Archaeological Sciences (ASc) option requirements

ASc students are asked to take the following courses to complete their 55 anthropology credits:

Core Coursework (Required):

  • Complete core anthropology courses: BIO A 201, any 5-credit 200-level ANTH course, and any 5-credit 200-level ARCHY course.
  • Complete one statistics course chosen from CS&SS/SOC/STAT 221, STAT 220, STAT 311, Q SCI 381, or ARCHY 495.

Specific Courses Required

Three classes from ARCHY 372/3, 410, 459, 465, 467, 472/3, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 486, 487, 495, 561 or BIO A 487

Approved Courses for ASc (Totaling 15 Credits from the Following List)

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