Utah State University is working to set up a new master's degree program emphasis in archaeology and cultural resource management, a discipline with many potential field opportunities in Utah.

The university's board of trustees approved the anthropology program last week. If the state board of regents OK's the program, it could be offered in fall 2009.

Brigham Young University has a similar program.

The school also plans to create a new company, Utah State University Archaeological Services, which would conduct field work for clients. Some of the profits would help pay for the master's programs.