Anthropology (Physical), Biology, and Chemistry, B.S. (60 Credit Major)

The required credits are divided into tracks:

Track I for specializations in Physical Anthropology (such as Human Origins, Human Genetics, Human Growth, Human Adaptation, and Forensic Anthropology).

Track II for specialization in Criminalistics and for premedical, predental, and preveterinary students; preprofessional students may take any three courses from MAT 175-MAT 176 (Calculus I and II) and PHY 166-PHY 167 (General Physics I and II) as elective credits within the major. (See elective credits below.) Other students may only receive credit for one course in each sequence.

As an alternative to *ANT 322 or MAT 132, PSY 226 may be taken to satisfy the statistics requirement.

Graduating senior or recent graduates in this program who have been accepted to medical or dental school are eligible to receive the Maizie Hirsch Scholarship of $5,000. Up to two of these scholarships may be awarded annually. For more information, contact the program coordinator or premed adviser.

A. Track I (60 credits)

Credits to be taken by all majors in Track I for specialization in Physical Anthropology:

35-39 credits in required courses as follows:

8 credits in biology:

Credits
BIO 166Principles of Biology: Cells and Genes

4

BIO 167Principles of Biology: Organisms

4

8 credits in physical anthropology:

Credits
ANT 171Introduction to Human Evolution

4

ANT 269Introduction to Human Variation

4

9 credits in chemistry:

Credits
CHE 114Essentials of General Chemistry Lecture

3

CHE 115Essentials of General Chemistry Laboratory

1.5

CHE 120Essentials of Organic Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHE 121Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

1.5

3-4 credits in quantitative methods:

Credits
ANT 322Analyzing Anthropological Data Quantitatively

3

Or

MAT 132Introduction to Statistics

4

Or

PSY 226Statistical Methods in Psychology

4

7-10 credits in physics and scientific thought:

Choose one option:

Option 1 (10 credits):

Credits
PHY 166General Physics I

5

PHY 167General Physics II

5

Option 2 (8 credits):

Credits
PHY 166General Physics I

5

One Scientific Thought course from Option 4

Option 3 (7 credits):

Credits
PHY 135Fundamental Concepts and Methods of Physics

4

One Scientific Thought course from Option 4

Option 4 (9 credits):

Any three of these Scientific Thought courses:

Credits
HIS 301Introduction to the History of Biology

3

HIS 302Science and Society

3

HIS 304History of Science in the Twentieth Century

3

HIA 348Introduction to the History of Science, from Ancient Science to the Scientific Evolution

3

HIE 301Introduction to the History of Science, from Descartes and Newton to Darwin and Einstein

3

MAT 135Concepts and Uses of Mathematics

3

CMP 108Programming for Non-Computer Science Majors

3

PHI 353Philosophy of Science

3

SOC 310Knowledge, Science, and Society

3

Elective credits (21-25)

To total at least 60 when added to the number of required credits taken. Students interested in Forensic Anthropology should include ANT 303 (Human Osteology, 4.5 credits, 6 hours). Any course in the list that follows may be taken for elective credit.

B. Track II (60 credits)

Credits to be taken by all majors in Track II for specializations in Criminalistics or for premedical, predental, or preveterinary students majoring in Anthropology (Physical), Biology, and Chemistry.

39-40 credits in required courses as follows:

8 credits in biology:

Credits
BIO 166Principles of Biology: Cells and Genes

4

BIO 167Principles of Biology: Organisms

4

8 credits in physical anthropology:

Credits
ANT 171Introduction to Human Evolution

4

ANT 269Introduction to Human Variation

4

20 credits in chemistry:

Credits
CHE 166General Chemistry I

4

CHE 167General Chemistry Laboratory I

1.5

CHE 168General Chemistry II

4

CHE 169General Chemistry Laboratory II

1.5

CHE 232Organic Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHE 233Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

2

CHE 234Organic Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHE 235Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

2

3-4 credits in quantitative methods:

Credits
ANT 322Analyzing Anthropological Data Quantitatively

3

Or

MAT 132Introduction to Statistics

4

Or

PSY 226Statistical Methods in Psychology

4

Elective credits (20-21)

To total at least 60 when added to the number of required credits taken. Any course in the list that follows may be taken for elective credit. Those interested in Criminalistics should take CHE 266 (Introduction to Forensic Science) and consider extra Chemistry courses. As noted above, students in this track only may also include MAT 175-MAT 176 (Calculus I and II) and PHY 166-PHY 167 (General Physics I and II) as elective credits within the major. Pre-professional students may count any three of these courses, while other students may only receive credit for one course in each sequence.