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Concentration in Biological Anthropology

Biological anthropologists study human biology from an evolutionary perspective in order to understand the origins of our own species as well as the underpinnings of human biological variation. This includes comparative studies of modern human populations inhabiting different environments, paleontological research conducted in the field and in museum collections, studies of non-human primates in their natural habitats, and cross species comparisons of human and non-human primate biology.

The undergraduate program in biological anthropology offers a wide range of introductory and advanced classes that can be grouped into three different topical clusters –  Human Biology and Health, Paleoanthropology, and Primatology.

In addition to regular courses, individual biological anthropology faculty often offer independent study courses or research experiences to advanced undergraduate students. Those who choose the biological anthropology concentration will emerge with a background that will aid them in pursuing careers in pre-health, medical, and animal and wildlife fields.

Students may also obtain additional information on undergraduate opportunities by contacting Biological Anthropology faculty members and Labs.

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