Cal State San Bernardino’s Department of History now offers the Advanced Certificate in Egyptology, aimed at educating graduate students about ancient Egypt. This certificate complements the Certificate in Egyptology for undergraduates and members of the community.

The Advanced Certificate in Egyptology is designed for advanced, independent education in an effort to produce scholars and academics who want to do Egyptology. Training focuses on producing work that may be publishable, such as an article, or may lead to a finalized portfolio project, such as an exhibition or educational material. 

Students in this program will work with ancient Egyptian objects on campus at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) for hands-on training, as well as with original results from active archaeological and epigraphic fieldwork in Egypt.

CSUSB’s collection of ancient Egyptian objects at RAFFMA is a gem of the university. It provides all students and members of the community with opportunities to engage with the past and learn about the complexity and depth of other societies.

The creation of the Advanced Certificate in Egyptology is part of an effort to expand the study of ancient Egypt at CSUSB. 

The university is perhaps the only state university in the entire United States that offers a curriculum of Egyptology courses at the undergraduate level. These classes are taught by the endowed Benson and Pamela Harer Fellow in Egyptology, currently held by Kate Liszka, the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence, currently held by Aleksandra Ksiezak, as well as several part-time instructors.