A minimum of 27 hours is required. The major offers a systematic introduction to each of the subdisciplines along with advanced training in specific areas. These normally are taken before moving on to upper-level courses. Students should select upper-level courses in consultation with faculty or academic advisors.
Research is available in many regions of the world including Latin America, United States, Oceania, East and Southeast Asia, and Africa. Our program also offers opportunities to work in field schools abroad. Both the M.A. and the Ph.D. programs are tailored to the needs of individual students within each subdiscipline and stress intensive one-on-one discussions between students and their advisors.