Egyptology is the scientific study of ancient Egypt's history and culture, from the earliest times to the Arab conquest, a time span of some 4,600 years. The program covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization, from language and religion to art, architecture, social structure, and heritage management, and provides the first-hand experience of ancient monuments and sites. A bachelor of arts in Egyptology program aims at preparing students for careers in Egyptology and the preservation and management of Egypt’s material heritage. Research, writing, critical thinking, and presentation skills are also stressed.
- Acquire knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of ancient Egypt’s cultural heritage and its legacy in the world.
- Master the research tools upon which a career in Egyptology or heritage management must depend, including ancient Egyptian language and scripts, and skill in excavation and site analysis.
- Prepare properly to assume the responsibility of caring for, maintaining, and preserving ancient Egypt’s unique cultural heritage.