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Biological Anthropology Track

At the M.A. level, the Biological Track offers focused training in methods and theories of applied biological anthropology, preparing students for careers in government and non-governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and medical fields. Many students also choose to go on to doctoral studies at USF or elsewhere.  

At the doctoral level, students receive more advanced training and research experience, and will be prepared for both academic and practicing positions. Most doctoral students are able to gain teaching experience, often in lab-based classes, and frequently as instructors for their own course sections.

At both levels, students pursue research opportunities in a wide variety of biological fields, including nutrition, human adaptation and evolutionary biology, forensic studies, and bioarchaeology. For a summary of course requirements and associated faculty, click here.

To complement this track, we offer optional concentrations in Archaeological and Forensic Sciences or Biocultural Medical Anthropology by choosing elective courses from an approved list.