Forensic Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology; Forensic Anthropology Concentration

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: For a degree in Anthropology with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology the student must meet all the general requirements for the major, including the completion of ANTY 310, ANTY 314, and an approved option elective field or laboratory course. Note that in addition to fulfilling concentration requirements these ANTY courses also fulfill certain major requirements.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower Division Core Courses12
Anthropology or Cognate Electives12
Upper Division Writing Requirement3
Subarea I-Theory and Methods6
Anthropological Theory
Anthropological Methods
Subarea II, III, IV6
Subarea II: Human Adaptation and Diversity
Subarea III: World Societies and Cultures
Subarea IV: Concepts and Issues
Forensic Anthropology Concentration15-16
Concentration Requirements
Concentration Electives
Total Hours54-55

Lower Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete all courses

ANTY 210NIntro to Physical Anthropology3
ANTY 220SCulture & Society3
ANTY 250SIntro to Archaeology3
LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Anthropology or Cognate Electives

Rule: Complete 12 credits.

Note: The student must complete CJUS 125N, either SOCI 211S OR SOCI 221 and 12 elective credits from approved courses in criminology or disciples for which a branch of the forensic sciences exists. The student should work with their advisor to select these elective courses.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

12 Total Credits Required


Upper Division Writing Requirement

Rule: Complete either an upper-division writing course from the approved list in the catalog, or one of the following courses listed below.

Select one of the following:3
Principles of Forensic Anthro
Quan Ethnographic Field Methds
Advanced Anthro Statistics
Archaeological Theory
Artifact Analysis
Language and Culture
NA Indigenous Lang & Ling
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Subarea I-Theory and Methods

Rule: Complete 3 credits in Theory and 3 credits in Methods. Students in the Forensic Anthropology Option should satisfy this requirement with ANTY 312, ANTY 415, ANTY 450, or ANTY 456.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

6 Total Credits Required

Anthropological Theory

Select one of the following:3
Human Evolution
History of Anthropology
Public Anthropology
Anthropological Museology
Emergence Modern Humans
Social Anthropology
Archaeological Theory
Historical Archaeology
Arch of Hunter-Gatherers
Linguistic Analysis
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Anthropological Methods

Rule: Complete one of the following. Forensic Anthropology Option students should fill this requirement with a course consistent with the Option Elective below.

Select 3 credits from the following:3
Quan Ethnographic Field Methds
Advanced Anthro Statistics
Osteology
Forensic and Mortuary Arch
Dental Anthropology
Ethnographic Field Methods
Cultural Resource Management
Lithic Technology
Artifact Analysis
Archaeological Survey
Methods for Native Languages
Field Experience:
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Field Methods
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Subarea II, III, IV

Rule: Complete 6 credits from 2 of 3 Subareas

Minimum Required Grade: C-

6 Total Credits Required

Subarea II: Human Adaptation and Diversity

Select one of the following:3
Race and Minorities
Food and Culture
Anthropological Genetics
Human Variation
Culture and Population
Evolution and Genetic Variation in Human Populations
Culture, Health and Healing
Linguistic Ecology and Language Endangerment
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subarea III: World Societies and Cultures

Select one of the following:3
The Silk Road
Central Asian Culture and Civ
Foundations of Civilization
Arch Wonders of the World
Native People of Montana
Peoples and Cultures of World
Archaeology of North America
Archaeology of Montana
PaleoIndian Archaeology
Mesoamerican Prehistory
Cities/Landscapes Central Asia
Artistic Tradtns Central Asia
Arch of the Pacific Northwest
Archof the Arctic/Subarctic
Arch of the SW United States
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subarea IV: Concepts and Issues

Select one of the following:3
Primates in Peril
Principles of Forensic Anthro
Indigenous Peoples & the Ethics of Development
Myth, Ritual and Religion
Social Change in NnWstrn Socts
Mind, Culture and Society
Culture and Identity
Anthropology of Gender
Drugs, Culture and Society
Cont. Issues of SSEA
Language and Culture
Bilingualism
NA Indigenous Lang & Ling
Morphology
Contemp Global Iss Indg People
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Forensic Anthropology Option

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories

15-16 Total Credits Required

Option Requirements

Rule: Complete the following courses

ANTY 310Human Variation3
ANTY 314Principles of Forensic Anthro3
CJUS 125NFund of Forensic Science3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Rule: A 400-level course with a lab or field component in physical anthropology, archaeology, non-human osteology, geographic information systems (GIS), subsurface imaging, chemical analysis, genetic/evolutionary analysis, or multivariate statistics.

ANTY 412Osteology4
or ANTY 413 Forensic and Mortuary Arch
SOCI 211SIntroduction to Criminology3
or SOCI 221 Criminal Justice System
Total Hours7

Minimum Grade C-

Option Electives 

Twelve (12) Credits in consultation with advisor in classes relevant to the forensic sciences, such as (but not limited to) archaeology, physical anthropology, biology, chemistry, criminology, drawing, geology, pharmacy, photography, public speaking, or psychology.

Minimum grade C-