Undergraduate Program in ATHS
Overview of Program Features
- For undergraduate students interested in:
- the humanities (archaeology, architecture, art history, classics, history) with a desire for critical insight into the material culture and technology of pre-industrial societies;
- mathematics or natural sciences with a desire to study the impact of technology on ancient and pre-industrial cultures;
- an interdisciplinary engineering field emphasizing technology, design, materials, structures, and architecture in the context of historical monuments;
- acquiring skills and knowledge of interpretation, conservation, and restoration of historical artifacts, monuments, and infrastructures.
This major leads to a BA degree. It is not a professional program in engineering or in architecture and does not prepare graduates for licensure in either of those professional areas.
- Program tracks will prepare students for graduate studies in:
- Architecture (see below)
- Civil or mechanical engineering
- Art History, Classics, or History
- Multidisciplinary and interdepartmental
- Integrates archaeology, architecture, classics, art history, history of technology, and engineering
- Study on location and study abroad opportunities
- Major and minor
- Research with faculty leading to Senior Thesis
- Global perspective across societies and cultures
- Collaboration with prestigious foreign academic institutions
- New and unique academic program at the national level
Interested in a Graduate Program in Architecture?
While a major in ATHS does not prepare graduates for licensure in architecture, majoring in ATHS while also pursuing a major or minor in Studio Art is strongly recommended for students interested in continuing with graduate studies in architecture. The Studio Arts major or minor will provide significant hands-on studio experience. Common requirements of applicants to graduate programs in architecture include material covered by both Archaeology, Technology and Historical Structures and Studio Arts programs.