College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biological Anthropology : Minor

Biological Anthropology is a large subfield of Anthropology that studies the mechanisms of biological evolution, genetic inheritance, primatology, and adaptations to local ecologies and cultures. The Biological Anthropology minor concentrates on human/animal biology and behavioral science.

The interdisciplinary minor in Biological Anthropology requires foundation courses in Biology and Cultural Anthropology. The minor is intended to complement a major in another discipline. A total of 20 credit hours fulfills the minor. The required courses give students a solid grounding in all areas of biological anthropology. The majority of upper level courses concentrate on genetics, behavior, and evolution.

Required Courses (8 credit hours)

ANTH 120
BIOL 130
Human Origins (4 credits)
Introduction to Human Genetics (4 credits)

Electives (12 credit hours)

ANTH 303
ANTH 305/BIOL 305
ANTH 3xx/BIOL 3xx
BIOL 348
BIOL 375
BIOL 415
PSYC 330
PSYC 351
SOCI 235

Health and Culture (4 credits). Prerequisite: ANTH 110
Belize and the Caribbean (2 credits)
African Ecology, Conservation, and Cultures (2 credits)
x Animal Behavior (4 credits). Prerequisite: BIOL 201/202
Comparative Vertebrate Biology (4 credits). Prerequisite: BIOL 201/202
Genetics and Evolution or Populations (4 credits). Prerequisite: BIOL 201/202
Neuropsychology (4 credits)
Human Sexuality (4 credits)
Socialization (4 credits)

More Information

Cultural Anthropology Minor
Biology Overview
Biology Major requirements
Student Outcomes