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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2011
End Date: Spring Semester 2014

Archaeological Science - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (ARSCI)

PROFESSOR GEORGE R. MILNER, Head, Department of Anthropology
(The Bachelor of Science degree in Archaeological Science is offered by the Archaeology Program in the Department of Anthropology.)

This degree provides the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in research methods, quantification, field methods, and laboratory science. It prepares students with the skills and competencies needed to pursue careers in cultural resource management. Students contemplating futures in nonacademic archaeology should consider this degree or some of its recommended courses.

For the B.S. degree in Archaeological Science, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(10 of these 45 credits are included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 3 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 82 credits[1]
(This includes 10 credits of General Education courses: 4 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GN courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (52 credits)
ANTH 002 GS(3), ANTH 011 GS;IL(3), ANTH 021 GN(3), ANTH 045 GS;US;IL(3), ANTH 421(3), ANTH 423(3), ANTH 426W(3), ANTH 428(3), ANTH 431(3), ANTH 432(3), ANTH 433(3), ANTH 456(3), 3 credits from ANTH 492(3-6), 3 credits from ANTH 493(3-6), GEOSC 001(3), SOILS 101 GN(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (30 credits)
Select 3 credits from ANTH 146 GS;US(3) or ANTH 152(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from the following: BIOL 110 GN(4), CHEM 101 GN(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from GEOSC 320(3), GEOSC 340(3), SOILS 416(4) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from ANTH 380(3), ANTH 410(4) or ANTH 411(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 9 credits in consultation with adviser from the following ranges: ANTH 320-339 or ANTH 420-439 (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits in consultation with adviser either in ANTH electives (other than ANTH 001, ANTH 492, ANTH 493, ANTH 494) or carry out a senior project under ANTH 496(6) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from ANTH 494(3) or ANTH 495(3) (Sem: 6-8)

NOTE: Internships will be counted as elective credits.

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-05-116

Review Date: 02/22/2011

UCA Revision #1: 8/2/06

Dept head updated by Publications: 10/19/11

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