Departments & Programs

Human Biology

Areas of Concentration
Human Health and Disease

This concentration examines the biological basis for disease as well as the social and cultural implications of health and society.

Human Reproduction and Sexuality

This concentration focuses on human reproduction and sexuality both from a biological standpoint and from a psychological and social perspective.

Human Environment and Ecology

This concentration addresses humans as organisms interfacing with their environment and the resulting effects of this interaction on the human condition.

Human Origins and Survival

This concentration emphasizes the biological basis of human origins, variation, and physiological adaptation through the study of genetics and evolutionary processes, as well as the role of health, disease, and medicine in cultural and evolutionary adaptations.

Human Growth and Development

This concentration explores the development of the human body and mind, including the mechanisms and processes of change across the human lifespan, from a biological as well as a social and cultural perspective.