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Archaeology Program at University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC)

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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 SC, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Archeologists

  • Description:

    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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, archeologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 20.7% from 2010 to 2020

Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    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).