Interdepartmental Concentration in Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry, B.S. (60-68 Credit Major)

The required credits are divided into tracks:

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

Track II for specialization in Criminalistics and for students interested in health-professional careers (these students are advised to visit the pre-health office before choosing their electives); students in this track 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.)

A. Track I (60-63 credits)

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

28-43 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 biological 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

0-14 credits in enhanced scientific and analytic competency:

Up to 14 credits from the following list:
Credits
CMP 167Programming Methods I

3

CMP 168Programming Methods II

4

MAT 128Foundations of Data Science

3

MAT 172Precalculus

4

PHY 166General Physics I

5

PHY 167General Physics II

5

Elective credits (17-35)

To total at least 60-63 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 (65-68 credits)

Credits to be taken by all majors in Track II for specializations in Criminalistics and for students interested in health-professional careers.

46-47 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 biological anthropology:

Credits
ANT 171Introduction to Human Evolution

4

ANT 269Introduction to Human Variation

4

23 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

4

CHE 233Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

2

CHE 234Organic Chemistry Lecture II

4

CHE 235Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

2

7-8 credits in quantitative methods:

Credits
MAT 172Precalculus

4

And Either

ANT 322Analyzing Anthropological Data Quantitatively

3

Or

MAT 132Introduction to Statistics

4

MAT 172: pre-requisite for CHE 166.

MAT 172: may also be satisfied by either successful completion of MAT 108 and MAT 171 or placement into MAT 175 by the Department of Mathematics.

Elective credits (18-22)

To total at least 65-68 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 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. 

Courses Acceptable for Elective Credit:

Credits
ANT 206Anthropological Perspectives on Women and Men

3

ANT 211Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 212Ancient Peoples and Cultures

3

ANT 300Human Variation

3

ANT 301Human Origins

3

ANT 302Primate Behavior and Ecology

3

ANT 303Human Osteology

4.5

ANT 305Forensic Anthropology

3

ANT 306Survey of Forensic Science

3

ANT 307The Anthropology of Growth

3

ANT 309Human Genetics

3

ANT 310Evolution of the Primates

3

ANT 323Methods and Philosophies in Paleoanthropology

3

ANT 332Kinship, Marriage, and the Family

3

ANT 334Mind and Culture

3

ANT 341Medical Anthropology

3

ANT 360Humans and the Environment

3 (May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.)

ANT 370Excavation of the Lehman College Site

4

ANT 371Field and Laboratory Research in Archaeology

4

ANT 489Independent Research in Anthropology

2-3 credits per semester (maximum 6 credits).

BIO 181Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO 182Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIO 183Human Biology

4

BIO 184Plants and People

4

BIO 226Human Physiology

3.5

BIO 227Mammalian Histology

4

BIO 228Mammalian Physiology

4

BIO 230Microbiology

4

BIO 238Genetics

4

BIO 241Evolution, Species, and Biogeography

3

BIO 267Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

4

BIO 268Vertebrate Embryology

4

BIO 302Biogeography

4

BIO 331Experimental Microbiology

4

BIO 333Endocrine Physiology

4

BIO 339Ecology

4

BIO 400Biological Chemistry

4

BIO 401Biological Systematics

4

BIO 432Biological Fine Structure

3

BIO 433Techniques in Electron Microscopy

3

CHE 232Organic Chemistry Lecture I

4

CHE 233Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

2

CHE 234Organic Chemistry Lecture II

4

CHE 235Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

2

CHE 244Introduction to Biochemistry

3

CHE 245Biochemistry Laboratory

1.5

CHE 249Quantitative Analysis

5

CHE 332Introductory Physical Chemistry I

3

CHE 334Introductory Physical Chemistry II

3

CHE 335Introductory Physical Chemistry of Biosystems Laboratory

3

CHE 444Biochemistry I

4

CHE 446Biochemistry II

3

GEH 320Population Geography

3

GEH 335Problems in Human Ecology

3

GEO 167Earth Evolution

3

GEO 242Introductory Paleontology

4

GEO 303Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

4

GEO 342Micropaleontology

4

GEP 204Basic Mapping: Applications and Analysis

3

GEP 205Principles of Geographic Information Science

3

GEP 321Introduction to Remote Sensing

4

PSY 166General Psychology

3

PSY 217Child Psychology

3

PSY 248Introduction to Primate Behavior Studies

3

PSY 310Psychology of Learning

3

PSY 316Physiological Psychology

3

PSY 318Comparative Psychology and Ethology

3

Anthropology Physical Biology and Chemistry BS Prior to Fall 2020