The study of history and archeology aims to provide a solid education that addresses fundamental questions about the nature of humanity, society, the past, culture and the present. The Department of History and Archaeology has proven its high standards of scholarship and teaching.

The mission of the department is to provide undergraduates with knowledge about the origins and development of people in the past, to develop their ability to conduct research, analyze evidence, and express conclusions. The department's primary mission is to train undergraduates to research, analyze, synthesize, and communicate accurate conclusions about change over time by using the historical and archaeological methods. Department’s scholarly mission is to preserve, advance, and communicate knowledge of humanity's past.

The department takes seriously its responsibility to mentor undergraduates and to help them gain knowledge of History and Archaeology and the professional skills of Historians and Archaeologists. The department focuses on its responsibility to teach critical thinking and communication skills at the same time as imparting knowledge necessary for undergraduates' personal and professional development. 

In order to fulfill this mission, at all levels of the curriculum of the department emphasize discussion and engagement with both primary sources and the interpretations of various scholars. The department offers fundamental study programmes in the fields of Ancient History and Modern History, enabling the undergraduates to obtain an indepth, meritorious vision through comparison of current problems with ancient human experiences. The study programmes in Archaeology are oriented towards the field of Archaeology, interpretation of inscriptions, dating, conservation and management of archaeological heritage and planning, implementation and monitoring of archaeological projects. Since the internships are a necessary part of the program in archeology undergraduates are given an opportunity for a practicum and internship at archeological projects in operation in the country. Due to this training, the graduates who complete their degree are expected to be capable, not only of becoming theoretically trained historians and archeologists, but also of becoming practically oriented graduates who can be efficient administrators and heritage managers who are ready to take up any challenge in order to provide their maximum services to the development of the country