Baylor University
Department of Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences

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Forensic Anthropology

The Forensic Science program at Baylor offers a multi-disciplinary curriculum with an emphasis on the physical sciences, including anthropology, biology, chemistry and criminalistics. Students are introduced to forensic science in the Survey of Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation classes. In addition to giving students a basis in many of the fields relevant to forensics, we offer a number of specialized lecture/laboratory courses based on current methods used by forensic scientists, including:
  • Blood Pattern Analysis
  • DNA Analysis.
  • Drug Analysis
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Firearms Evidence, and
  • Impression Evidence

In our focus area of forensic anthropology, we offer courses in:
  • Osteology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Modern Human Variation, and
  • Death, Injury and Physical Remains

Our program is designed to provide an introduction to the field of forensic science in general, and to the subfield of forensic anthropology, in particular. These classes provide students the unique opportunity to gain practical experience in their areas of interest.