The University of Calgary Department of Archaeology offers undergraduate as well as thesis-based MA and PhD degrees in archaeology. It emphasizes an anthropological and interdisciplinary approach, tailoring the program to the needs of the individual. Students are expected to take advantage of the considerable flexibility in program requirements. Theory, method and laboratory courses and field work are all regarded as important components in the curriculum of students in Archaeology, both undergraduate and graduate.
While the Department insists that all graduates become competent field archaeologists, it takes a broad view of the discipline. Besides many theses on aspects of pre- and proto-historic archaeology, others in recent years have focused on human biology, historic archaeology, ethnology, ethnoarchaeology, iconography, Maya epigraphy,and taphonomy - to mention only a few. The Department exercises discretion in admitting students and ensures that their interests relate to the research and teaching capabilities of the faculty.
The Department of Archaeology is located on the7th and 8th floors of the Earth Sciences Building. For more information about the Department, its members, and its programs, we invite you to explore our web site.