Biological Anthropology is concerned with the social behavior and biology of humans. Through the study of modern human variation, adaptation, and evolution within the context of human culture and behavior, biological anthropologists enhance our understanding of humans and their place in the world.
The Department's current areas of expertise allow training in the fields of forensic anthropology, paleopathology, human osteology, bioarchaeology, human ecology, and medical anthropology at both the BA and MA levels. Courses and seminars are offered in the theory of biological anthropology, human evolution, human osteology, forensic anthropology, human adaptation, and medical anthropology. Courses relevant to biological anthropology are also offered in other departments, including biology, genetics, criminal justice, and geography.The Department stores, for research purposes, a collection of human radiographs.
The biological anthropology program encourages students to present the results of their research at professional meetings and to submit articles for publication in professional journals. In the past students have also had the opportunity to co-author papers with faculty mentors.
Biological Anthropology Links:
- American Association of Physical Anthropologists
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences
- Paleopathology Association
- Introductory Physical Anthropology Tutorials