Biological or Physical Anthropology is the study of both present and past human variation relative to local ecologies and cultures. Biological Anthropologists specialize in human or primate anatomy, disease ecology, growth and development, forensic anthropology and osteology, medical anthropology, primate behavior, and paleoanthropology. The Biology/Anthropology major concentrates on human biology and behavioral science.
Biology, the scientific study of living things, includes a broad spectrum of fascinating fields. At Western, students can pursue the following fields with Biology faculty: cell and molecular biology, developmental genetics, systematics and evolution, botany, zoology, marine biology, microbial ecology, plant and animal ecology, physiological and behavioral ecology and science education.