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Biological Anthropology Coursework

1. School of Biomedical Sciences Core (Waivers or substitutions must be approved by the Director)

a. Cell Biology

  • BSCI 5/70143 Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3 cr) Current study of the structure and function of eukaryotic cells, including recent advances in research technology
  • Must enroll concurrently in: BSCI 6/70144 Selected Readings in Eukaryotic Cell Biology (1 cr)

b. General Biochemistry (one of the following):

  • CHEM 5/70261 Principles of Biochemistry I (3 cr) Introduction to biochemical principles, including chemistry and metabolism of biochemically important compounds
  • CHEM 5/70262 Principles of Biochemistry II (3 cr) Supramolecular and cellular aspects of biochemistry, including transcription and translation
  • BSCI 5/70142 Bioenergetics (3 cr) Lecture and discussion of respiration and photosynthesis, their origin, development, and control in living systems. Concepts are introduced from fundamental principles.

c. Quantitative Methods and Statistics:

  • BSCI 6/70103 Biological Statistics (3 cr), or
  • PSYC 6/71651 Statistical Inference in Psychology (3 cr), or
  • BMS 78637 Analysis of BioAnthropological Data I (3 cr), or
  • BMS 78638 Analysis of BioAnthropological Data II (3 cr), or
  • ELS 63050, 63051 & 6/73052 Research Processes in Physical Education; Quantitative Methods in Physical Education; and Advanced Research Design and Statistics in Physical Education (7 cr), or
  • Equivalent course approved by Director

d. Seminar

  • BMS 60291 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences (1 cr)

e. Professional Development

  • BSCI 6/70194 College Teaching in Biology (1 cr)

2. Biological Anthropology coursework to be selected as required:

BSCI    5/70163    Organic Evolution    2 cr   

ANTH    68630    Principles of Biological Anthropology    3 cr   

BMS    78630    Principles of Biological Anthropology    3 cr   

BMS    6/78610    Human Gross Anatomy I    7 cr   

BMS    6/78611    Human Gross Anatomy II    7 cr   

ANTH    68612    Primate Anatomy    5 cr   

BMS    78612    Primate Anatomy    5 cr   

ANTH    68613    Pleistocene Hominid Morphology    3 cr   

BMS    78613    Pleistocene Hominid Morphology    3 cr   

ANTH    68631    Skeletal Biomechanics I: Statistics    5 cr   

BMS    78631    Skeletal Biomechanics I: Statistics    5 cr   

BMS    78691    Seminar in Biological Anthropology    2 cr   

ANTH    68637    Analysis of Bioanthropological Data I    5 cr   

BMS    78637    Analysis of Bioanthropological Data I    5 cr   

ANTH    68638    Analysis of Bioanthropological Data II    3 cr   

BMS    78638    Analysis of Bioanthropological Data II    3 cr   

BSCI    5/70433    Mammalian Physiology I    3 cr   

BSCI    5/70434    Mammalian Physiology II    3 cr   

BSCI    5/70435    Reproductive Physiology of Mammals    3 cr   

BMS    6/70449    Medical Physiology I    7 cr   

BMS    6/70450    Medical Physiology II    7 cr   

BSCI    5/70432    Endocrinology    3 cr   

BSCI    5/70439    Environmental Physiology    4 cr   

BSCI    5/70142    Bioenergetics    3 cr   


BSCI    5/70158    Molecular Biology    3 cr   

CHEM    5/70247    Principles of Biochemistry    4 cr   

BMS    6/70267    Molecular Pathology I    6 cr   

BMS    6/70268    Molecular Pathology II    6 cr   

ANTH    68632    Skeletal Biomechanics II: Dynamics    3 cr   

BMS    78632    Skeletal Biomechanics II: Dynamics    3 cr   

ANTH    68622    Human Pop., Struct., and Biol. Demography    3 cr   

BMS    78622    Human Pop., Struct., and Biol. Demography    3 cr   

ANTH    68623    Human Variation    3 cr   

BMS    78623    Human Variation    3 cr   

ANTH    68621    Paleodemography and Osteology    3 cr   

BMS    78621    Paleodemography and Osteology    3 cr   

ANTH    68624    Primate Ethology    3 cr   

BMS    78624    Primate Ethology    3 cr   

ANTH    68625    Dental Anthropology    3 cr   

BMS    78625    Dental Anthropology    3 cr   

ANTH    68626    Primate Paleontology    3 cr   

BMS    78626    Primate Paleontology    3 cr   

ANTH    68692    Field Work in Paleoanthropology    1-5 cr   

BMS    78692    Field Work in Paleoanthropology    1-5 cr   

BSCI    5/70174    Immunology    2 cr   


BSCI    5/70280    Palynology and Paleoecology    4 cr   

BSCI    5/70432    Endocrinology    3 cr   

BSCI    6/70440    Cellular and Molecular Endocrinology    3 cr   


BMS    6/70729    Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience    4 cr   

GEOL    54072    Quaternary Stratigraphy and Man    3 cr   

GEOL    61005    Geology and Man    3 cr   

GEOL    6/70428    Paleoecology    3 cr   

GEOL    6/70434    Micropaleontology    3 cr   

ELS    75004    Biomechanics    3 cr   

ELS    75075    Muscle Function and Exercise    3 cr   

ELS    75085    Anthropometry and Body Composition in the Exercise Sciences    3 cr   

PSYC    6/71350    Physiology Psychology    3 cr   

BMS    78695    Special Topics in Biological Anthropology    2-5 cr   
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