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2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropological Science, B.S.


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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.

Concentrations (6-12 credits)


Majors must choose one of the two concentrations outlined below.

B.S. Requirements (8 credits)


Students choosing to earn a B.S. must complete 8 hours, including at least one lab science course worth four or more credits, from the following list of classes:

General Anthropology Concentration


The General Anthropology Concentration is designed for students who wish for a broader foundation in anthropology. This concentration is recommended for students interested in careers and/or graduate programs in biological anthropology, cultural and heritage resource management, and archaeology. Students are encouraged to take a variety of biological and archaeological anthropology coursework in order to build an interdisciplinary understanding of the field. In addition to the Required Anthropological Sciences courses listed above, students in the General Anthropological Concentration must complete the following:

Forensic Anthropology Concentration


Students interested in specializing in Forensic Anthropology have the option of choosing a Forensic Anthropology Concentration. This preprofessional concentration prepares students for graduate-level study of recent unidentified human remains in a medicolegal context. In addition to the Required Anthropological Sciences Courses listed above, students in the Forensic Anthropology Concentration must complete the following:

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120


Graduation Requirements


Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Anthropological Sciences courses which are counted toward the major.

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