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Human Biology, BA

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Human Biology, BA (120 Credits)

Completion of the Human Biology major requires a minimum of 20 credits of coursework in each of Anthropology (ANTH) and Biology (BIOLOGY), which can include required courses.
First Year
First TermCredits
ANTH 203 [DIVR]3
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI]4
CHEM 101 or 105 [PSCI]4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 1074
CHEM 102 or 1064
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
STAT 212 [QUAN]4
Second Year
First TermCredits
ANTH 2604
Arts [ARTS]3
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Major Elective1,23
Second TermCredits
Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]33
BIOLOGY 3014
Human Behavior Requirement43
Science and Society Requirement53
Major Elective1,23
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Genetics and Evolution Requirement63
Human Behavior Requirement43
Humanities [HUM]3
Foreign Language, if needed, and/or Major Electives1,2,76
Second TermCredits
Genetics and Evolution Requirement63
Writing in the Major [M] course82-4
Foreign Language, if needed, and/or Major Electives1,2,79
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Human Cultural Diversity Requirement93
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]103 or 4
Writing in the Major [M] course2-4
Major Electives and/or Electives1,2,117
Second TermCredits
Major Electives and/or Electives1,2,1115
Complete School of Biological Sciences Exit Survey

Footnotes
1Major Electives (18 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 301, 303, 304, 305, 330, 331, 340 [M], 380, 404, 405, 495, 498, 499; BIOLOGY 251 or 353, 315, 321 [M], 333, 340 [M], 354, 372, 476, 491, 495, 499; H D 220; MBIOS 303, 305, 405, 446; PSYCH 320, 361. 363; and any ANTH or BIOLOGY course listed in the Science and Society, Genetics and Evolution, Human Behavior, and Human Cultural Diversity modules that were not taken to satisfy the requirement in those areas.
2A maximum of 4 credits of coursework that are graded S,F (ANTH 498, 499; BIOLOGY 491, 495, 499) may be used toward fulfilling Major Electives.
3An additional [ARTS], [HUM], or [SSCI] is required by the College of Arts and Sciences.
4Human Behavior Requirement (6 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 268, 381, 466; BIOLOGY 307, 438; PSYCH 230, 321, 324, 372.
5Science and Society Requirement (3 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 309; BIOLOGY 330; PHIL 350, 365, 370; SOC 331, 332; SOE 390, 402, 444.
6Genetics and Evolution Requirement (6 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 302, 463, 469; BIOLOGY 335, no more than one from BIOLOGY 395, 403, or 405; MBIOS 423.
7Two years of high school foreign language or at least two semesters of college-level foreign language are required by the College of Arts and Sciences for graduation.
8[M] courses must be chosen from ANTH or BIOLOGY.
9Human Cultural Diversity Requirement (3 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 201, 307, 316, 320, 327.
10Integrated Capstone [CAPS] course must be chosen from either ANTH 464, 473 [M], 490 [M], BIOLOGY 401, 408, 473 [M], or 483 [M].
11Electives must include sufficient 300-400-level coursework to meet the University requirement of 40 credits of upper-division coursework.

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