Concentration in Human Biology
The human biology concentration draws on both the biological and social sciences to combine a foundation in basic science with an integrative perspective on the human organism. Students will study human biology and health from a comparative and evolutionary perspective. It is a good option for students pursuing careers in the health sciences or graduate work in the biological sciences.
For the joint Anthropology/MMSS major, MATH 385-0 counts as the formal methods requirement for anthropology and MMSS 300-0 counts as a 300-level anthropology course.
First Year and sophomore year
- 4 core 200-level courses 211, 213, 214, and 215
- Core premedical requirements:
- BIOL_SCI 201-0 Molecular Biology (Spring Quarter)
- BIOL_SCI 202-0 Cell Biology & co-requisite BIOL_SCI 232-0 Molecular and Cellular Processes Laboratory (Fall Quarter)
- BIOL_SCI 203-0 Genetics and Evolution & co-requisite BIOL_SCI 233-0 Genetics and Molecular Processes Laboratory (Winter Quarter)
- BIOL_SCI 301-0 Principles of Biochemistry & BIOL_SCI 234-0 Investigative Laboratory (Spring Quarter)
- CHEM 110, 131/141, 132/142 or 151/161, 152/162 or 171/181, 172/182
- CHEM 210-1,2, 3, or 212-1,2,3, with CHEM 230-2,3 or CHEM 212-1,2,3 with CHEM 232-1,2
- MATH 220, 224, or equivalent
- PHYSICS 130-1,2,3/136-1,2,3 or 135-1,2,3/136-1,2,3
Junior and senior years
- 8 300-level courses in biological anthropology/human biology:
- 370 and 386
- 3 concentration courses chosen from: 306, 309, 312, 314, 316, 317, 362, 390, 398
- 3 additional 300-level courses selected from any concentration or research course in Anthropology.
- One formal studies related course which must be fulfilled by STAT 202 or 210, or a statistics course for particularly majors, such as PSYCH 201, ECON 381, or SESP 201. A student with an AP score of 4 or 5 in Statistics places out of this requirement.
Note: Courses are subject to the approval of the department adviser.Back to top