Minor in Archaeology

Boston University is a leading center for the study of archaeology. Archaeology minors have the opportunity to work closely with faculty in field projects, in analytical labs, and in the classroom, gaining knowledge and expertise in archaeological research and cultural heritage issues that prepare them for a range of career options. In addition to instruction in the specific skills necessary in the discipline, Archaeology minors acquire analytical and writing skills that are valuable in many different fields. They learn how to understand differences and shared aspects of human cultures and their interaction with the world around them, how to recognize the importance of cultural heritage, and how archaeology, museums, and cultural heritage studies play an important role in international relations, territorial claims, nationalistic movements, and other aspects of the modern world.


Students with majors in other programs may earn a minor in Archaeology by completing six 4-credit courses with a grade of C or better:

  • CAS AR 190 Introduction to Archaeology
  • CAS AR 307 Archaeological Science
  • Four additional 4-credit CAS AR courses, of which no more than one can be at the 100 level, and one must be at the 400–500 level