The program includes: background courses, biology core courses, a set of theme courses, and a Senior Capstone activity. Background courses provide the essential foundations in chemistry, mathematics, methods, and basic biology. These support the Biology core, which is comprised of a flexible menu of intermediate and advanced courses. A required portion of the Biology core is Genetics, a cornerstone of human biology and its interface with other fields. The Biology core underscores the related coursework within the Health and Disease Theme. The Theme courses are social science and humanities courses that form a cohesive, thoughtful grouping. Theme groupings must be approved by the advisor. A required senior capstone course or activity builds on the program's focus.
Health and Human Biology
Health and Human Biology is an interdisciplinary concentration that provides a rigorous foundation in the biological sciences with substantive course work in humanities and social sciences within a subfield of Human Health and Disease.
Prospective concentrators should contact Scott Rathbun to schedule a concentration planning meeting.
Students in this concentration will:
- Understand the organization and function of basic biological systems
- Know the core mathematical and chemical principles relevant to biology and genetics
- Learn the ecology and population dynamics of at least one group of organisms
- Design a course of study around a theme or topic in health and human disease
- Know how to handle and interpret scientific data
- Engage in independent research
Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)
Student Leaders: Chiaka Ibe, Aaron Wang, Sarah Grill
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Alumni have entered health careers including medicine, psychology, public health, academia, teaching, and industry.
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