Archaeological Studies

Printer-friendly version

Majors & Minors

Find a specific program, explore your options, or custom design a major that is tailored to fit your individual needs.

Archaeological Studies

Archaeological Studies Major Photo

B.A. Archaeological Studies

Archaeology explores the lives of past peoples through the material culture they leave behind. Using knowledge gained in several disciplines, archaeologists across the globe ask a range of questions about the human experience, including how people settled a landscape, what they ate and how they ate it, what work they did and how they lived their religious beliefs, among many others. At Potsdam, Archaeological Studies students recognize the interdisciplinary and geographically diverse nature of archaeological research by taking classes from multiple departments and with a focus on various regions and time periods. Opportunities for hands-on research, such as through our annual field school, are plentiful.

Visit Department Page
View Faculty


“The program at SUNY Potsdam offered me an enriching experience with opportunities for interaction with personable professors. Upon entry into the program, my concerns of becoming just another student were put to rest. By my junior year I had already secured a position in Archaeology.”

- Matthew LaBarge, Archaeological Crew Chief, New York State Cultural Resource Survey