Archaeology Track
Major, Minor


Archaeology is the study of human societies through the recovery and examination of material culture. Students can expect to learn about a fascinating array of human populations, their unique patterns of behavior, and what we can tell about them by the material culture they have left behind. 

Real World Application

Archaeologists study human culture by analyzing the objects people have made. They carefully remove from the ground such things as pottery and tools, and they map the locations of houses, trash pits, and burials in order to learn about the daily lives of a people. Like other areas of anthropology, archaeologists are concerned with explaining differences and similarities in human societies across space and time.

Archaeology Field School

Students on an archaeology field school trip to Idaho

Anthropology students at Utah State have the opportunity to participate in different Archaeological & Ethnographic Field Schools, where they can experience what archaeologists do on a daily basis. 

USU's Museum of Anthropology

Museum of Anthropology entrance

USU's Museum of Anthropology houses a diverse collection of anthropological artifacts so visitors can learn in-depth about many present and past populations. Students have the opportunity to obtain internships or apprenticeships at the musuem under the direction of Museum Director, Molly Cannon.

Program Advisor

Tom Liljegren

Tom Liljegren

Advising - Director

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Anthropology Emphases


Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.