The human biology major is a unique interdisciplinary program drawing on faculty strengths in traditional biology, anatomical sciences, and physical anthropology. The program’s requirements will give you a broad foundation in the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) and provide for in-depth study of the biological aspects of the human species and society. Students in the human biology major prepare for graduate study and careers in such fields as life sciences, anthropology, forensic sciences, clinical professions, and public health.
As a human biology major, you will begin with a sequence of foundational courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and computers, plus anthropology. Upper-level courses apply biological concepts to understanding the human body and its place in the environment.
The department’s students benefit in particular from the University’s Master of Human Biology program, which allows them to take graduate-level elective courses as undergraduates.