Integrated CAMS/ANTHRO Masters Degree (IUG) in Archaeology
The Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate program (IUG) in Anthropology and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) offers the opportunity for academically strong students to complete a double major bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in the course of five years of study. The IUG program will provide archaeology students with the option of identifying their professional interests early in their academic careers and working with faculty to tailor their academic programs to meet their professional and academic goals. It is especially applicable for students who desire professional positions in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and Heritage Management (HM), or to compete for entry into top-tier doctoral programs in Archaeology, Classics, Ancient Near Eastern studies, Ancient History and Anthropology. The masters (MA) degree is the professional degree in CRM and HM, as well as an advanced degree that will train students interested in pursuing a career in research and university level teaching and provide them with the necessary credentials to compete for admission to highly competitive and top quality doctoral programs.
Because writing skills are crucial in both the professional and academic career tracks, the IUG program requires that students complete a formal written thesis. Field experience is also essential, and the program requires two field schools or field experiences, which will enable students to gain the necessary practical excavation, survey, and laboratory experience needed to conduct archaeological research anywhere in the world. The Anthropology-CAMS IUG program is administered by co-directors, one each from Anthropology and CAMS, who are appointed by their respective departments. Co-directors are charged with overseeing and facilitating admissions, and supervising student program content. Students should check departmental websites for the names of program participants.
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