Concentration in Human Biology

The human biology concentration draws on both the biological and social sciences to combine a foundation in basic science with an integrative perspective on the human organism. Students will human biology and health from a comparative and evolutionary perspective. It is a good option for students pursuing careers in the health sciences or graduate work in the biological sciences.

Concentration requirements

First Year and sophomore year

  • Four 200-level courses 211, 213, 214, and 215
  • Core premedical requirements:
    • BIOL SCI 215, 217, 219, 220, 221, 222. Strongly recommended Biol Sci 308.
    • CHEM 101/121, 102/122, 103/123 or 171/181, 172/182
    • CHEM 210-1,2, 3,  or 212-1,2,3, with CHEM 230-2,3 or CHEM 212-1,2,3 with CHEM 232-1,2
    • MATH 220, 224, or equivalent
    • PHYSICS 130-1,2,3/136-1,2,3 or 135-1,2,3/136-1,2,3

Junior and senior years

  • Seven 300-level courses in biological anthropology/human biology:
    • 370 and 386
    • Four courses chosen from 306, 308, 310, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 362, 383, 390
    • 398, during fall quarter of senior year, to prepare a senior capstone paper.
  • Statistics 202, plus three additional related courses at the 300-level from other departments. Departmental advisers can provide a list of recommended courses.

Note: Courses are subject to the approval of the department adviser.