Archaeological Studies
Department Chair:
Drew Wilburn

Phone: (440) 775-8399
Fax: (440) 775-8969

King 105
10 N Professor
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

An undergraduate major in archeological studies, because of its strong interdisciplinary nature, is preparation for continued study or professional development in almost any field.

If you plan to pursue archeology as a career, there are a variety of possible paths. Professional archeologists can work for universities, colleges, museums, federal agencies, and such state government offices as the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the State Historic Preservation. Private sector jobs are in cultural resource management, engineering, or environmental companies.

Most of our graduates within five years pursue graduate study in archeology or related disciplines (geology, anthropology, art history and art conservation, classics) at institutions such as Arizona State University, Boston University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, George Washington University, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Southern Illinois. Many have become teachers, at both the secondary as well as university level, while others enjoy careers in conservation, research, museum studies, cultural heritage management, cultural resource management, and art and archeological studies.