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As an archaeology student, you’ll deepen your understanding of ancient peoples and cultures by studying the artifacts that remain. You’ll examine the causes of change that have occurred in human cultures throughout history.  

Develop your hands-on skills in field research. Earn your associate of arts degree with an emphasis in Archeology in two years, and continue your education seamlessly as a transfer student at several Minnesota universities. A field archaeology certificate is also an option. 

What Can I Do with an Archaeology Degree?

Students with an archaeology degree typically pursue positions in academics, nonprofits and business. Students who go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree gain skills that may be applied to professions such as museum curation, cultural resource management, archival work, field work, and more. 

"I’ve had so many great professors and learned so much, getting hands-on experience and doing field work. I feel so lucky that I ended up here."

Catherine Haugen, Class of '22, Normandale archaeology student

A Unique Opportunity

Normandale is one of a select group of 2-year programs across the country that offer archaeology.  

Archaeology Program Basics

Anthropology Faculty

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