Welcome to the UW-L Archaeological Studies Program!
The Archaeological Studies Major at UW-L is one
of the few comprehensive undergraduate degree programs in
archaeology in the
Our program is built around the theme of
close student-instructor interactions with opportunities for
in-depth participation by our students in all aspects of
archaeological research. Field and laboratory research
opportunities for students are abundant and varied. The
program's research focus is the archaeology of the
In addition to offering a major in Archaeological Studies, we also offer two minors through the Archaeological Studies Program at UW-L. One that is most complementary for graduate school-bound students is Anthropology. The Anthropology minor provides a background for understanding cultural diversity in the prehistoric and contemporary world. We also offer a minor in Archaeological Studies for those students majoring in other disciplines who would wish to explore their interests in archaeology and past human societies
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-L) also offers many minors that enrich the Archaeological Studies Major. Geoarchaeology, is a minor offered by the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences. Geoarchaeology applies the techniques of geology, geomorphology, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to archaeological problems (see the UW-L Undergraduate Catalog for details online at: http://www.uwlax.edu/records/UGCat/UGCatalogs.htm). Other complementary minors include history, geography, and biology.
The pages throughout
this site are designed to provide answers to most of the basic
questions you might have about majoring (or minoring) in
Archaeological Studies at UW-L. An additional important
source of information is the
Archaeology Studies Student Handbook. This resource will help answer questions and serve as
detailed guide through the program.