A degree in archaeology is excellent preparation for a career in almost any field. If you are interested in a career in archaeology, either in research, higher education, museum work, or cultural resource management (contract archaeology), your undergraduate degree from Boston University will put you in a competitive position for finding a job or gaining admission to a graduate program. Or consider continuing with us to obtain your MA in just one additional year. If you decide to pursue a career in a different field, the broad range of skills you acquire in our program, with its focus on real-world skills, critical thinking, and problem solving, represents excellent preparation for careers in fields from law to business, medicine, education, and beyond. Archaeologists attract considerable interest from employers in areas such as publishing, government service, management, and foreign service because of their diversity of skills and experiences, and their breadth of knowledge and problem-solving skills.

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