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Historical Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management, Certificate

College of Arts and Sciences

Gain a resume-building credential designed for public history graduate students or students from other majors with an interest in cultural resource management, preservation work and museum employment.

Learn archaeology-based cultural resource management skills that make you more competitive in the preservation-related careers job market. Study public and historical archaeology, then choose from many elective courses to suit your specific interests and career goals.

Program Highlights

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    Experiential Learning

    Benefit from hands-on learning opportunities during fieldwork and in the lab throughout the program.

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    Marketable Skills

    Receive training in the interpretation, identification and analysis of artifacts within cultural landscapes.

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    Flexible Requirements

    Count courses from other departments outside of the anthropology department to meet your required hours.

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    Strong Foundation

    Gain a valuable understanding of legislation, curation and other policies or practices.

What You’ll Study

Learn the methods and theory of historical archaeology and cultural resource management and their practical applications, ideal to supplement coursework in other historically oriented programs. The program teaches professional practice and provides archaeologically based cultural resource management skills for preservation-related employment.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

    Cultural Awareness

    Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs

    Intercultural Competence

    Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures

  • Research

    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Scientific Writing

    Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner

    Understand Complexity

    Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Museum Staff
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Historical Site Interpreter
  • State Park Staff
  • Federal Park Staff

Workplace Settings

  • Museums
  • State and National Parks
  • Historical Preservation
  • Cultural Preservation

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

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