Archaeology is the study of the breadth and diversity of human experience, from the earliest appearance of humankind to the recent past. You can gain interesting insights into cultures around the world through the study of archaeology.
The archaeology minor offers a flexible program that can include study in a variety of disciplines such as anthropology, art history, classics, geology, history, and more. Students will have the opportunity to take part in excavation projects and other collaborative research with faculty.
Why Study Archaeology at Grand Valley?
- GVSU archaeologists are involved in excavation and laboratory projects worldwide. You can take part in research projects both locally and globally, developing transferable skills that will give you that extra edge on the job market.
- Archaeology's interdisciplinary character makes it one of the best ways to truly experience the value of liberal education.
- The Archaeological Society of GVSU brings together students and faculty interested in archaeology.
- Student participation with professional and vocational groups such as the Michigan Archaeological Society and the Archaeological Institute of America is encouraged.