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Archaeology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #198 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
Students learn about ancient peoples and civilizations and conduct field work in remote locales as well as in the D.C. area. Part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the program combines anthropology, art history, classics and history.The Archaeology program is offered at George Washington University.
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It offers one of the few bachelor's degrees in the discipline nationwide.Many of our students select a double major or minor in anthropology, classical studies, history or biological anthropology.

Archaeology majors at George Washington University study a variety of subjects within the field, including sociocultural anthropology, human cultural beginnings and the archaeology of Africa, the classical Mediterranean, the Middle East and Mesoamerica. Students are exposed to the latest field and laboratory techniques. They are trained to construct arguments and to use material culture and data from excavations and surveys to support or refute interpretations.

What can I do in the Archaeology field?

Our degree opens the door to careers in archaeology, education, publishing, international development and world heritage conservation, cultural heritage management, museums, cultural heritage law, library sciences and forensic sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Ethnomusicology
  • Religion, Myth, and Magic
  • Material Culture in America
  • Human Functional Anatomy
  • Human Evolutionary Anatomy
  • Forensic Anthropology Laboratory

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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