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Bachelor's degree
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11 January 2021
University of Richmond

Program description


Archaeology is the study of the human past through its material remains. The minor in Archaeology draws upon courses in Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Classical Studies, and Geography that focus on archaeological evidence, material culture, methods of archaeological inquiry and analysis, and/or the study of human behavior. This minor gives students who are already focusing on archaeology through such courses (and, in some cases, summer fieldwork) the opportunity to declare their interest more officially and the incentive to specialize more closely. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers or postgraduate study not only in archaeology, but also in fields such as ancient art history, GIS (geographic information systems), conservation, architectural history, museum studies, and cultural property law.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The Archaeology Minor

Two courses, chosen from:

  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Greek Art and Archaeology
  • Roman Art and Archaeology
  • Archaeology of the Middle East

Four additional courses, chosen from:

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Selected Topics in Anthropology (may be counted depending on the topic)
  • Cultural Theory
  • Selected Topics in Anthropology (may be counted depending on the topic)
  • Survey I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages
  • Image and Icon in Medieval Art
  • Late Antique and Early Christian Art
  • Medieval Art in Western Europe, 8th-15th Centuries
  • Seminar in Museum Studies
  • Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
  • Dining and Drinking in Classical Antiquity
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Daily Life in Roman Pompei
  • Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics
  • Greek Art and Archaeology
  • Roman Art and Archaeology
  • Cultural Property: Archaeology, Ethics, and Law
  • Archaeology of the Middle East
  • Special Topics, depending on the subject and approval of the minor program coordinator
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Advanced Spatial Analysis

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Skills You Will Gain as a Classical Studies Major

  • Understanding/interpreting other cultures
  • Clarifying others’ thoughts and ideas
  • Analyzing impact of events on society
  • Decision-making
  • Reading for tone, attitude, and hidden meaning
  • Developing sensitivity to cultural viewpoints
  • Seeing relationships between factors
  • Knowledge of how societies cope with change

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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