Archaeology Program at University of South Carolina – Columbia

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Archaeology Program

The archeology program at University of South Carolina – Columbia prepares students for a career as a field technician, crew chief, field supervisor, project archeologist, principal investigator, manager, and academic archeologist. The program focuses on the study of extinct societies and past living societies via the excavation, analysis, and interpretation of their artifactual, human, and associated remains. Program courses include: archeological theory, anthropology, field methods, dating methods, conservation and museum studies, cultural and physical evolution, and the study of past cultures (history). Get more details below including other South Carolina colleges that offer archaeology program.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Archaeology program at University of South Carolina – Columbia, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Regulatory Affairs Managers


Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.



Conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through excavation, underwater recovery, or other means of discovery.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, archeologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.8% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Columbia, SC
    • Total Employment: 30
    • Average Hourly Rate: $25.62
    • Average Annual Salary: $53290

Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Archaeology Programs in South Carolina

Archaeology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College


  • Archaeology (B)

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