This 12-credit concentration offers undergraduate students a strong theoretical foundation in Biological Anthropology.Biological Anthropology unifies the biological and social sciences through the study of past and present human and non-human primate (NHP) populations.
Our faculty integrate biological and cultural perspectives to study human and NHP behavior, genetic variation and adaptation, evolution and ecology, anatomy and physiology, and ontogeny and health. Laboratory-based instruction is an integral part of many of the concentration courses. We have an extensive early hominid cast collection, non-human primate casts, human bone casts, and a small collection of real human bone and comparative fauna. We also have Osteology, Primatology, Data Science and Computational Anthropology laboratories, and a Biohazard Level 2 Immuno-Nutrition laboratory.