For students pursuing the general BS in Anthropology degree, this major will prepare you for graduate studies with sufficient training in the basic areas of anthropology. It is suggested that the student take additional courses in related social, biological and behavioral sciences. Research shows that students with a degree in Anthropology have higher acceptance rates to medical school than students with a degree in Biology or Chemistry.
For students pursuing the BS degree with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology, this degree provides basic training in physical anthropology as well as an introduction to the subfield of forensic anthropology. Students will have the background to pursue graduate training in physical anthropology with an emphasis in forensic anthropology if they so choose. For students interested in pursuing a career in the forensic science field, it is recommended that s/he also complete the Minor in Forensic Science.
Professional anthropologist: The student who pursues the anthropology major will be prepared to enter graduate study with sufficient training in the basic areas of anthropology. It is suggested that the student take additional courses in related social, biological, and behavioral sciences.
A minor in anthropology provides students a broad introduction to the discipline, without requiring the more specialized courses in the major. It designed to be complimentary to almost any other major, grounding students in the fundamentals of the while opening their minds to an anthropological perspective.
The Minor in Forensic Science is intended for those students who have a science background and are interested in pursuing a career in Forensic Science. The forensics field is heavily based in the hard sciences so only students with a hard science background should consider doing this minor degree. Please note that some of the FORS courses have prerequisites so students may end up taking additional hours to fulfill the requirements of this degree. Depending on specific interests or desired career track, it is suggested that students consider a BS major in Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology or Psychology.