Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute

Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Anthropologists are often called upon to comprehensively analyze human skeletal remains from a variety of crime scenes, ranging from surface scatters to mass fatalities. The skills of physical anthropology and archaeology are paramount to the training of competent forensic anthropologists. The undergraduate program prepares students for graduate studies in both physical and forensic anthropology.

The goal of the undergraduate concentration in Forensic Anthropology is to prepare students for

  1. A graduate career in Forensic Anthropology and/or Biological & Physical Anthropology, or
  2. A career in other science related fields.

In addition to the required departmental core classes the following courses are specifically required for the concentration in Forensic Anthropology.

Concentration Required Courses

(9 courses: 32 credits)

ANTH 120/121 Physical Anthropology & Lab
ANTH 130/131 Archaeology & Lab
ANTH 242 Forensic Anthropology
ANTH 250/251 Zooarchaeology & Lab
ANTH 270 Paleoanthropology I
ANTH 272 Paleoanthropology II
ANTH 326/327 Human Osteology & Lab
ANTH 333/334 Human Skeletal Biology & Lab
FRSC 390 Crime Scene Archaeology

*Plus 2 additional elective courses.

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