Cultural and Society

Archaeology is the study of the ancient human past, a sub-field of anthropology. The field is concerned with human existence since the advent of culture.

Culture began at the point where humans made artifacts. Artifacts would become evidence to reveal the mysteries of often extinct cultures and societies. Current thinking in archaeology applies the lessons of the past to the present and to the future.

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Program Location

Washington Campus 

Program Cost

Associate in Arts: $5,774*

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

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We offer the following archaeology courses:

  • Buried Cities and Lost Tribes of the Old World
  • Buried Cities and Lost Tribes of the New World

These courses introduce students to archaeology through fieldwork discoveries and the researchers involved. Students can take one or both classes and no prerequisites are needed. Service learning options are available at the Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park in place of completing a research paper for each class.



Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.