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Evolutionary Anthropology Major Requirements & Checklist

Prerequisites:

  • ANTHRBIO 201
  • BIOLOGY 171, 172, 173; or BIOLOGY 195 and 173

At least 32 credits at the 200-level and above, distributed as follows:

A. Biological Anthropology. A minimum of five courses, with at least one course from each of the four groups below. Two courses must be at the 400-level or above. Courses listed in more than one group below cannot be
counted twice:*

1. Paleoanthropology and morphology:
ANTHRBIO 351, 360, 365, 366, 465, 466, 471, 474, 475, 476, 477, 479

2. Ecology and behavior:
ANTHRBIO 342, 361, 368, 373, 467, 468, 471, 472, 478

3. Human adaptation:
ANTHRBIO 364, 366, 373, 462, 471, 472

4. Evolution and genetics:
ANTHRBIO 342, 360, 361, 363, 365, 450, 452, 461, 467, 471, 475, 476, 479

Courses taken as ANTHRBIO 469 (Topics in Biological Anthropology) or graduate-level
topics courses can be counted in the appropriate group.

B. Biology. A minimum of three courses representing both of the groups below:

1. Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology:

  • ANAT 403, 541
  • BIOLCHEM 415
  • BIOLOGY 205, 207, 222, 225, 305
  • CHEM 351
  • EEB 341, 490
  • MCDB 308, 310, 352, 404, 405, 408, 417, 418, 422, 427, 462
  • PHYSIOL 201, 502, 541
  • PSYCH 438, 532

2. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior:

  • BIOLOGY 252, 256, 281, 288
  • CMPLXSYS 430
  • EARTH 418/419, 437, 438
  • EEB 315, 381, 390, 404, 412, 424, 430, 451, 470, 472, 476, 492
  • ENVIRON 281, 315, 415, 451, 476
  • NRE 415, 451, 476
  • PSYCH 335

Remaining credits may be selected from other biological anthropology or biology courses within the major, or from relevant courses in other departments approved by the program advisors.

At least 20 credits must be completed in residence at the University of Michigan.
A maximum of 6 credits of independent research can be counted toward the major.