University of Evansville

Archaeology and Art History

The Department of Archaeology and Art History provides purposeful experiences, including archaeological excavations in the US and abroad, museum internships and study abroad opportunities, that prepare students to be successful in their future careers.

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Jezreel Video

The Jezreel Expedition

The Jezreel Expedition is an archaeological excavation in Israel sponsored by the University of Evansville and co-directed by Professor Ebeling. Watch the video to learn about this exciting project!

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Faculty Video


Five UE faculty share what makes what they do so rewarding.

Connections with Kazee Video

Connections with Kazee

President Kazee provides information about UE celebration of 25 years of archaeology and art history and Professor Alan Kaiser’s new book.



A degree in archaeology or art history prepares students to be successful in a variety of careers.

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Students Sifting


Ours majors take part in archaeological field schools all over the world, including Tin City on the UE campus.

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The Department of Archaeology and Art History offers challenging learning experiences through an interdisciplinary approach. Students are required to take classes in a range of fields outside of their major with faculty members who provide collaborative and supportive interaction. The department also engages its students in purposeful experiences such as fieldwork within the United States and abroad.

Why choose the University of Evansville’s archaeology and art history program?

  • Learn from professional archaeologists who are actively engaged in research on Mediterranean sites, who are dedicated to undergraduate instruction, and who have been awarded recognition for their teaching at a college, university, and national level.

  • Excavate at Tin City on UE’s campus, at Jezreel in Israel, and at locations in the US and abroad.

  • Gain real-world experience as an art history major by interning at museums and other historic sites.

  • Enjoy the opportunity to study abroad at Harlaxton College, UE’s campus in Grantham, England, or at other locations around the world.

Additionally, UE’s close-knit department is one of few Mediterranean archaeology programs in the region and unusual in that it grants a BA in archaeology. The archaeology major concentrates on ancient Mediterranean, Near East, and Western Europe. The department’s art history major offers a focus on western art, but also provides exposure to the art of China and Japan.

The academic profile of archaeology and art history students is high. Every semester, approximately 20 students make the Dean's List. Students seek out and have been awarded competitive undergraduate scholarships from the National Science Foundation, National Park Service, and UExplore Undergraduate Research. With a pool of motivated students like these, the department has produced many successful alumni who work in an array of fields.