Coursework and fieldwork in archaeology is particularly suitable for involving students with the roots of cultural complexity which characterizes the modern world. The discipline itself studies the attributes of humans and their accomplishments over the last 2.5 million years. The requirements for the major are designed to accommodate two different interests: first, students who seek basic training in the field with the intent of continuing in careers in archaeology, and second, students who expect to pursue careers in science, medicine, history, classics, art, business, or education, who find archaeology exciting and fulfilling as a second coordinate major.
Declaring a Major or Minor
Pick up a "Declaration of Major" or "Declaration of Minor" form from your division office (The Arts and Sciences Office is 205 South Brookings). Fill out the form and bring it, along with a copy of your internal Washington University record printed from Webstac, to Dr. David Browman, McMillan 118, firstname.lastname@example.org. Be prepared to select one of the archaeology faculty members as a major (or minor) advisor at this meeting. Once we have discussed your program, and your form has been approved and signed, you then return the completed form to your division office.