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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