The biological study of human physical variation, including the study of human ancestors and closely related primates.
For an Anthropology Major/Minor with a focus on archaeology and biological anthropology, students are advised to choose from the following course offerings:
- 1200: Biological Anthropology
- 1217: Forensic Anthropology
- 1300: Archaeology
- 2217: Forensic Methods and Analysis
- 2300: Archaeological Methods
- 2310: Archaeology of Death
- 2320: Archaeology of the Old World
- 2340: Archaeology of the Americas
- 3211: Forensic Science: Fact and Fiction
- 3220: Human Osteology
- 3242: A Survey of the Primates
- 3300: Archaeological Theory
- 3301: Archaeological Methods for Cultural Resource Management
- 3330: East Asian Archaeology
- 3340: British Columbia Archaeology
- 3361: Archaeological Field Studies
- 3502: Special Topics in Biological Anthropology
- 3503: Special Topics in Archaeology
- 3510: Anthropology of Genocide
- 4500: Culture, Community, & Well-Being
- 4501: Selected Problems in Anthropology
- 4502: Regional Focus in Anthropology
- 4510: Applied Research in Anthropology
- Become a University Professor or Museum Curator. Study the human skeleton and compare the physical appearance of people found all across the world.
- Become someone who studies of mummies.
- Become a Primatologist (someone who studies non-human primates — their conservation, research, and similarities to humans). Become a zoo researcher or conservationist. e.g. The Calgary Zoo
- Become a Paleoanthropologist (someone who studies how humans evolved to their modern form).
- Become a Forensic Anthropologist (specialists in the biological description of humans; descriptions of wounds and trauma to the skeleton; and genocide investigators). They are usually civilian consultants; and often professors with a Ph.D. in biological or forensic anthropology. Forensic anthropologists can get a job as a consultant for International Human Rights Missions and will document war crimes for future generations.
- Become a Policeman with Forensic Training
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Stl'atl'imx Tribal Police
- Vancouver City Police
- Become a Forensic Artist and assist police agencies with sketches of missing people, suspects, and victim related crimes.
- Become a Probation Officer
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Under the Resources tab, the section Forensic Links has a multitude of links to other organizations).
- Canadian Society of Forensic Science (Under the tab for Journal, you can access complete volumes and articles of the Journal from 1995 to present).
- Forensic Anthro.com (The Resources tab is packed full of helpful links related to forensic anthropology).
- Forensic Anthropology Center, University of Tennessee (Got questions? Perhaps under the tab for FAQ your question has already been answered).
- Paleopathology Association (The Links tab has a vast amount of links to databases and even journals).
- Primate Info Net (part of WNPC) (Has excellent primate fact sheets and also has a News & Publications tab which is frequently updated).
- Wisconsin National Primate Center (The News & Outreach tab is excellent for anyone seeking the latest information revolving around primates and related issues).
- Zeno’s Forensic Page (On the home page under Literature & Journals you can find links to several sites containing journals and articles).
- Yerkes National Primate Center (Under the About tab, and in the section for Related Websites you can find a bunch of links to other sites concerning primate research).