Certificate in Archaeology

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements (23 units)

ANTH 4020LArchaeological Survey and Excavation4
or ANTH 5770B-E: Internship in Archaeology
ANTH 3019LExperimental Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology4
or ANTH 4021L: Archaeological Laboratory Analysis
ANTH 4001TArchaeological Theory and Method3
A minimum of six units chosen from:6
African Archaeology
Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe
North American Prehistory
Mesoamerican Archaeology
Andean Archaeology
Historical Archaeology
Archaeology of California
Archaeology of the Southwest
A minimum of three units chosen from:3
Map Interpretation
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography
Field Methods in Geography
Geographic Statistics and Research Methods
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Geo-Spatial Analysis
Biogeography
Geomorphology
GIS and Socio-Economic Applications
Remote Sensing of the Environment
A minimum of three units chosen from:3
Geology of California
Introduction to Geologic Mapping
Sedimentary Geology: Principles and Applications
Introductory Paleontology
Total Units23