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Minor in Biological Anthropology

Focus on the Human Journey

Study of all aspects of human biology in present and past populations with the goal of investigating the dynamic interaction between human biology, human culture, and the natural environment. Combining natural science with social science, you will examine modern, historic and archaeological populations’ behavior and cultures. In addition, this minor will provide an excellent background in human biology for students interested in pursuing further studies in the biological sciences (nursing, nutrition, medicine, dentistry and public health to name a few).

Through collaboration with the University of Vermont to share human/primate skeletal material students will have access to an extensive skeletal collection of both adults and children for both instruction and research in the Skeletal Biology Lab. This lab is available for the curation and examination of the department’s growing faunal (animal) osteology collection. The genetics and DNA labs on campus allow students a more thorough examination of human variation at the microscopic level, both past and present.

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If you would like to find out more about biological anthropology at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Gillian M. Crane-Kramer, Coordinator
Office: Redcay Hall 0125
Phone: (518) 564-5049
Email: cranekgm@plattsburgh.edu