The Anthropological Sciences major provides specialized training in Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, and Forensic Anthropology. Its main focus is on the scientific study of humans and their closest (primate) relatives in terms of biocultural adaptation, variability, ecology, and evolutionary development. All requirements for an Anthropological Sciences major are outlined below. In addition to the core of required courses, students have the option of selecting a concentration in Forensic Anthropology.
Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)
All majors in Anthropological Sciences must complete STAT 200, which is a class approved for Core Curriculum credit. Students are encouraged to take STAT 200 in order to fulfill this requirement and their Core Curriculum requirement for College Core B: Mathematical or Natural Sciences.
Students interested in specializing in Forensic Anthropology have the option of choosing a Forensic Anthropology Concentration. This pre-professional concentration prepares students for graduate-level study of recent unidentified human remains in a medicolegal context. Students will fulfill all of the required core classes for the major (listed above) and use 14 of their 18 elective hours to complete the following: