Many students think of Indiana Jones when they think of archaeology. While most archaeologists are not involved in such exciting adventures, they do participate in an investigative process that they find to be intriguing. Students successfully majoring in archaeology tend to be outdoors oriented. They seek a major that integrates courses from a variety of discipline such as the classics, ancient history, anthropology, philosophy, and religious studies. Interest in geology and geography is also valuable.
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The required and elective courses you would take for Archaeology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.