Detailed Program of Study:

This Graduate Certificate in Cultural Resource Management requires 18 credits, and must be completed within 3 years. Our certificate program will require the students to take 18 credits, 9 credits from the required core courses, and 9 credits from a comprehensive list of controlled electives in anthropology, history, and other related fields.

If you wish to complete a graduate certificate, you must apply for admission to this non-degree program. Even if you already enrolled in a graduate program at NMSU, you will need to complete a separate application to be admitted to the certificate program. . Once you have been admitted to the program and have completed all of the necessary coursework, you will need to file a Completion of Graduate Certificate form to be awarded the certificate.

Core Curriculum (9 credits):

  • ANTH 540 Cultural Resource Management (3 cr., every Fall) AND
  • ANTH 542 Cultural Resource Management II (3 cr., every Spring) AND
  • HIST 583 Advanced Historic Preservation (3 cr) OR
  • HIST 579 Oral History (3 cr)*

Controlled Electives (9 credits) chosen from this list of options:

Note, some of these courses have prerequisites which the instructor may or may not be willing to waive. Consult the graduate catalog and instructor for details.

  • ANTH 455 Federal Indian Policy (3 cr.)
  • ANTH 507: Advanced Studies in Archaeology (3 cr.)
  • ANTH 512 Analytical Methods in Anthropology (3 cr., every other Fall)
  • ANTH 516 Advanced Archaeology of the American Southwest (3 cr.)
  • ANTH 518 Advanced Historical Archaeology (3 cr.)
  • ANTH 522 Graduate Field Season (6 cr., every Summer)
  • ANTH 523 Archaeological Mapping (3 cr.)
  • ANTH 574 Advanced Human Osteology (3 cr.)
  • ANTH 576 Lithic Technology and Organization (3 cr.)
  • ANTH 577 Advanced Zooarchaeology (3 cr., every other Fall)
  • ANTH 578 Advanced Lab Methods in Archaeology (3 cr., every Fall)
  • ANTH 597 Internship (variable credit)
  • GEOG 578 Fundamentals of GIS and Technology (4 cr. — 3+3P)**
  • GEOG 553 Applied Geomorphology (3 cr. — 2+3P)
  • HIST 579 Oral History (3 cr.)*
  • HIST 586 Interpreting Historic Places for the Public (3 cr.)
  • HIST 594: Public History Seminar (3 cr., every Spring)

*HIST 583 (Advanced Historic Preservation) and HIST 579 (Oral History) are taught in alternating years. We recommend taking HIST 583 for the core, but will accept HIST 579 as a substitution. If you take HIST 579 as a required “core curriculum” course, it won’t also count as an elective. Additional electives may be accepted if pre-approved by the Department Head.

Additional electives may be accepted if pre-approved by the Department Head of Anthropology. If there are discrepancies between your transcript and the results of your STAR degree audit for this certificate program, please contact the Department Head ASAP.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program can be found on the following: Gainful Employment Disclosure.