The Department of Archaeology, currently, trains in the disciplines of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. An academic year of the Faculty of Letters consists of two semesters of fifteen weeks.
The aim of the programme is to educate future archaeologists, researchers and academics who has analytic way of thinking by following the current research and techniques to conduct archeological excavations and surveys in Turkey.
The education language of the archaeology department is Turkish.
The undergraduate program of the department of Archaeology is completed in four years(eight semesters). To graduate from the department, the students by fulfilling all the courses given in eight semesters have undergraduate degree and are entitled an archaeologist.
The courses and the tests are compulsory. The courses, %70 of which are obligatory to attend, are assessed by written examinations, seminars and presentations. One midterm exam and one final exam are hold in each semester. The dates of the examinations are announced by the department. During the undergraduate program, the students have an opportunity to join the archaeological researches and the excavations conducted by the department and to make practices. Besides the undergraduate program, programs of graduate (M.A.) and PhD degrees are offered. Five professors, five associated professors, five assistant professors,sixteen research assistants and one expert are staffed in the department.