2021-2022 Academic Catalog

B.A. in Anthropology: Forensic Concentration

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Program Description

The forensic concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology degree prepares students to employ archaeological search and recovery techniques as well as laboratory (skeletal analysis) skills. Students have opportunities for hands-on research through archaeological excavations, laboratory analysis of skeletal remains, forensic casework and other opportunities. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)


Course Credits
General Education Courses 40 or 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
Any CDC General Education Course
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
Any Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Course
Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Technological Literacy
Any Technological Literacy Course
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Sciences Course
Social Sciences
Any Social Sciences Course
Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis
Any JUS, SOC or WST Course on EMEL Menu
General Education Options
  • Any Social Science Course
  • Additional General Education Courses (two courses)
Required Major Courses 18
ANT 100  Intro to Anthropology 3
ANT 101  Archaeology Field School 3
ANT 290  Archaeology 3
ANT 421  Anthropological Thought 3
ANT 499  Senior Seminar in Anthropology 3
MAT 215  Statistics  OR  PSY 220  Descriptive Statistics 3
Required Related Courses 18
ANT 245  Human Osteology 3
ANT 254  Intro to Forensic Anthropology 3
ANT 340  Research/Lab in Physical Anthropology 3
ANT 370  Forensic Archaeology 3
ANT 446  Advanced Forensic Anthropology 3
ANT 497  Seminar in Physical Anthropology 3
Related Electives 3
Select from the following:
  • ANT 101  Archaeology Field School (extra)
  • ANT 200  Old World Prehistory
  • ANT 220  Aztecs, Mayas and Incas
  • ANT 231  Medical Anthropology
  • ANT/BIO 232  Biological Anthropology
  • ANT 255  World Ethnology
  • ANT 280  Indians of North America
  • ANT 300  Cultural Views of Women
  • ANT 345  Cultural Politics Food and Eating
  • ANT 379  Special Problems in Anthropology
  • ANT 385  Primate Social Behavior
  • ANT 390  Human Origins
  • Adviser-Approved ANT Course
Free Electives 40 or 41
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): ANT 499 Senior Seminar in Anthropology
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): Any Two ANT Approved Writing-Intensive Menu Courses
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): Any Laboratory Course

Program Notes: 42 credits (or 14 courses) of upper-division (300- or 400-level) courses are required. Related electives other than those listed must be approved by academic adviser.

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