Archaeology and Geography Programs
The Geography Department offers a multidisciplinary major in Archaeology & Geography for the 40-course Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree programs. You can also opt for a General Major in the Social Sciences or Sciences and select Archeology as one of the three streams. In all Geography based programs, you are also able to declare a Concentration in GIS.
Bachelor of Arts:
In the BA program, you will explore Archaeology & Geography from a predominantly cultural perspective, working with the cognate disciplines including History and Anthropology.
Bachelor of Science:
BSc curriculum focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of the physical side of Archaeology & Geography, such as Geomorphology, Geology, GIS, Biological Evolution and the scientific methods used in artifact analyses.
Geographical Information Systems:
Archaeology Majors are encouraged to build on their knowledge with more advanced research methods in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). A notable area of strength at the U of L, GIS has become a growth area in research, teaching and employment for our graduates. These courses also benefit the study of archaeology. The Department hosts a GIS/Remote Sensing lab for teaching and student projects, as well as dedicated research and graduate student areas—all containing high-end computers and the latest hardware and software.
About the Archaeology & Geography Program
The multidisciplinary major in Archaeology & Geography is housed in the Department of Geography. The disciplines Archaeology & Geography are linked in a number of ways, and, within this program, students will have the opportunity to combine the theoretical and technological approaches of each. It consists mainly of courses offered by the Department of Geography, but also draws on social science and humanities courses from elsewhere in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Faculty members often involve students in their research projects and field studies. These projects use state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and in collaboration with other departments, community members and employers on research projects. You may also gain employment at a number of museums and archaeological consulting companies. All these opportunities give you the chance to get additional hands-on experience.