Biological Anthropology

Description:

Biological anthropology is the study of the physical aspects of humans, primates, and their ancestors. The field of biological anthropology encompasses several areas of study including primatology, paleoanthropology, human evolution and adaptation, genetic variation, forensic and medical anthropology. The Honors College concentration in biological anthropology is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine or who want to combine their interests in biology and anthropology. Students are encouraged to undertake an internship or study abroad program related to their specific areas of interest, such as primatology, forensics, or cross-cultural health care. Examples of internships that Honors College students have done include the Primate Enrichment Program at the Palm Beach Zoo, and the Himalayan Health Exchange study abroad program.

Students with a concentration in Biological Anthropology may pursue careers in fields such as medicine, holistic health, forensics, nutrition, biostatistics, kinesiology, biomechanics, genetic counseling and public education. Biological Anthropology concentrators who plan to attend medical school are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with our pre-med guidelines and take the courses required for medical school and recommended for MCAT preparation, in addition to the requirements for the biological anthropology concentration.

Concentration Board Members:

Dr. Rachel Corr
Dr. Jacqueline Fewkes
Dr. Jon Moore


Required Courses:

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ANT 2000

Honors Introduction to Anthropology

3

ANT 2410

Honors Culture and Society

3

ANT 3212

Honors Peoples Around the World

3

ANT 4417

Honors Theory in Cultural Anthropology

3

BSC 1010, 1010L

Honors Biological Principles with Lab

4

BSC 1011, 1011L

Honors Biodiversity with Lab

4

PCB 3703, 3703L

Honors Human Morphology and Function I and Lab

4

PCB 3063

Honors Genetics

4

ANT 2511, ANT 2511L

Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Lab*

4

STA 2023

Honors Introductory Statistics

3

 

Honors Biology Electives (two at upper level from list below)

6

 

Honors Anthropology Electives (two at upper level from list below)

6

ANT 4970

Or BSC 4970

Honors Thesis in Anthropology or Biology (two semesters)

 

6

   Minimum Total Credits: 53


Biology Electives (6 upper level credits from the following)**

Course #

Course Name

Credits

BSC 4930

Honors Immunology

3

BSC 4930

Honors Human Neuroanatomy

3

ZOO 2303, 2303L 

Honors Vertebrate Zoology with Lab

4

BCH 3033

Honors Biochemistry

3

PCB 3704; PCB 3704L

Honors Human Morphology and Function II and Lab

4

PCB 4673

Honors Evolution

3

PCB 3352

Honors Issues in Human Ecology

3

**Note: some of these courses have additional prerequisites such as 1 or 2 years of Chemistry.


Anthropology Electives (6 upper level credits from list):

ANT 4495

Honors Research Methods in

Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 3332

Honors Peoples of Latin America

3

ANT 4331

Honors Anthropology of the Andes

3

ANT 4368

Honors Himalayan Cultures

3

ANT 4474

Honors Development Debate S. Asia

3

ANT 4930

Honors Special Topics in Anthropology

3

ASN 3006

Honors Introduction to Asian Studies

3

ANT 4241

Honors Ritual and Symbolism

3

*Course not currently offered at the Honors College can be taken outside of the college.



Last Modified 4/3/17