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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
CHEM 101 or 105 [PSCI]4
Second TermCredits
CHEM 102 or 1064
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
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
Human Behavior Requirement33
Science and Society Requirement43
Major Elective1,23
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Genetics and Evolution Requirement53
Human Behavior Requirement33
Humanities [HUM]3
Foreign Language, if needed, or Major Electives1,2,66
Second TermCredits
Genetics and Evolution Requirement53
Writing in the Major [M] course72-4
Foreign Language, if needed, or Major Electives1,2,69
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Human Cultural Diversity Requirement83
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]93 or 4
Writing in the Major [M] course2-4
Major Electives and/or Electives1,2,107
Second TermCredits
Major Electives and/or Electives1,2,1015
Complete School of Biological Sciences Exit Survey

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.
3Human Behavior Requirement (6 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 268, 381, 466; BIOLOGY 307, 438; PSYCH 230, 321, 324, 372.
4Science and Society Requirement (3 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 309; BIOLOGY 330; PHIL 350, 365, 370; SOC 331, 332; SOE 390, 402, 444.
5Genetics 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.
6Two 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.
7[M] courses must be chosen from ANTH or BIOLOGY.
8Human Cultural Diversity Requirement (3 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 201, 307, 316, 320, 327.
9Integrated Capstone [CAPS] course must be chosen from either ANTH 464, 473 [M], 490 [M], BIOLOGY 401, 408, 473 [M], or 483 [M].
10Electives must include sufficient 300-400-level coursework to meet the University requirement of 40 credits of upper-division coursework.

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