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2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Egyptology (B.A.)

Egyptology is the scientific study of the history and culture of Ancient Egypt, from the earliest times to the Arab conquest, a time span covering some 4,600 years.  Egyptology covers all aspects of Ancient Egyptian civilization, from language and religion to art, architecture and social structure.

Bachelor of Arts in Egyptology

The 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. Students will:

  1. Acquire knowledge, appreciation and understanding of Ancient Egypt’s cultural heritage and its legacy in the world.

  2. Master the research tools upon which a career in Egyptology must depend, including Ancient Egyptian language and scripts as well as skill in excavation and site analysis.

  3. Prepare properly to assume the responsibility of caring for, maintaining and preserving Ancient Egypt’s unique cultural heritage.

A student who wishes to declare a major in Egyptology should be registered in or have taken an Egyptology course, and have an overall GPA of 2.7 to declare the major, and maintain a 2.7 in order to remain in the major.

A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in Egyptology:

Core Curriculum (40 credits)

Concentration Requirements (48 credits)


Students intending to pursue graduate studies in Egyptology at an Egyptian national university must take  EGPT 5152 Introduction to Hieratic  and EGPT 5150 Introduction to Coptic .

Collateral Requirements (11-12 credits)

Courses in related disciplines, such as anthropology (e.g. Cultural Anthropology), history and art, Islamic art and archaeology, linguistics, or science (Archaeological Science), possibly to constitute a minor.

Electives (20-21 credits)