Biological (or Physical) Anthropology, offered by Western’s departments of Anthropology and Biology, combines the study of Human Biology and Behavioral Science. It is the study of both present and past human variation as it relates to local ecologies and cultures.
This major is more flexible than the Biology/Anthropology B.S. but is also excellent preparation for the applied health careers and graduate programs in Biological or Physical Anthropology.
Biological anthropologists specialize in:
- Human or Primate Anatomy
- Disease Ecology
- Growth and Development
- Forensic Anthropology and Osteology
- Medical Anthropology
- Primate Behavior and Primatology