Departments & Programs

Human Biology

Areas of Concentration
Human Health and Disease

This concentration examines the biological basis of health and disease as well as the social and cultural context that influences disease risk and healing.

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 human origins, variation, and physiological adaptations through the study of genetics and evolutionary processes.  Cultural and biological adaptations related to health and disease are considered.

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.