Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Biomedical Anthropology (BAN)

19 Credit Hours

College of Arts & Sciences

Minor Description

This minor prepares undergraduates majoring in biomedical sciences for futures in medical-related disciplines such as medicine, nursing, and dentistry. The required courses give students a strong foundation on evolutionary and cross-cultural factors affecting human biological variation. The elective course list provides students with ample choices among more specialized topics in biomedical anthropology.

Total Minor Hours - 19 Hours

Core Information

The minor in Biomedical Anthropology consists of a minimum of 19 credit hours.

Core Courses - 7 Hours

Elective Courses - 12 Hours

Students must choose among any of the following courses for a total of twelve (12) credit hours:

  • ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 4520C Forensic Anthropology
  • ANT 4462 Health, Illness and Culture
  • ANT 4525 Human Osteology and Osteometry
  • ANT 4532 Anthropology of Infectious and Contagious Diseases
  • ANT 4301 Human Sexuality and Culture (newly proposed course)
  • ANT 4593 Evolution and Health
  • ANT 4930 Special Topics in Anthropology, when taught as:
    • Nutritional Anthropology
    • Paleopathology
    • Neuroanthropology
    • Global Health
    • Human Reproductive Ecology
    • Anthropology of Human Growth and Development

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There are additional requirements for this minor such as grade, GPA, and/or foreign language requirements.

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