Archaeological survey and excavation provide critical information to fields as diverse as Classics, Art History and Biblical Studies. As a scholarly discipline, however, archaeology is more than a way of recovering physical evidence. It is a way of understanding the rich record of past human societies through the study of their material cultures.


USC now offers students an undergraduate degree in Archaeology drawing on the University's many resources and diverse faculty research locations and interests. This exciting new major is ideal for the student who has an abiding interest in how the past informs the present and is looking for a broad interdisciplinary approach to understanding the world and its material history.

  • USC Archaeology Research Center