Concentration: Human Biology

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Human biology is a wide ranging topic that can include the study of human form, physiology (including energetics), behavior, ecology and genetics. These interdisciplinary courses (several are cross-listed in biology, psychology or global health) offer students the change to examine the human species from a variety of perspectives. We include some classes that include the study of non-human animals, as this type of comparative study is critical in better understanding what makes us human. The study of human biology is a great way to prepare for numerous future careers, including health-related fields, global health policy, museum work, teaching, psychology and, naturally, graduate work in anthropology.


To earn a concentration, you need to take 3 courses from the approved list below. These can overlap with other major requirements. Concentrations are declared with the registrar and will be listed on your transcript.