About This Degree
The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology offers an MS degree in anthropology with a required specialization in archaeology and cultural resource management.
Cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology provides industry and government agencies with an evaluation of heritage resources that, by law, have to be taken into account prior to the alteration of public landscapes. CRM is now an institutionalized element of the environmental management industry in the United States and many other countries. The program at USU was created in response to an expressed need for graduates qualified for management in cultural resource management, so students receive specific training for this career industry.
What You Will Learn
Anthropology at USU is specifically designed to provide the training and degree qualifications sought after by employers in both public and private sectors. The graduate program in anthropology at Utah State University responds to the changing needs of archaeology and to recommendations of archaeologists in the CRM industry. The master's degree will also prepare students intending to pursue a doctoral degree at other institutions.
A museum studies certificate is also available and is a popular choice for those interested in developing the skills needed for various careers in museums.
Archeology and Cultural Resource Management:
With this specialization, students gain field work experience in archaeology and managing cultural artifacts.
MS: Logan (Main Campus)
Career And Outcomes
Nationwide the CRM industry is valued at several billion dollars per year. Graduates may find careers in the following fields:
- Private contract firms
- Federal, state, and local contracts
- Land management agencies for all public land, such as park services
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