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 Anthropology Biology and 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) OR BIOL 212 Genetics (4 credits; Prereq: C or better in BIOL 211 & CHEM 106)

Electives (12 credit hours)

ANTH 303
BIOL 315
BIOL 348
BIOL 375
BIOL 415
BIOL 330

Health and Culture (4 credits). Prerequisite: ANTH 110
Genetics and Evolution of Populations (4 credits). Prerequisite: BIOL 212
Animal Behavior (4 credits). Prerequisites: BIOL 211/226
Comparative Vertebrate Biology (4 credits). Prerequisite: BIOL 201/202
Genetics and Evolution or Populations (4 credits). Prerequisite: BIOL 211
Neuropsychology (4 credits)
Human Sexuality (4 credits)

More Information

Cultural Anthropology Minor
Biology Overview
Biology Major requirements
Student Outcomes