The human biology B.A. provides students with a holistic understanding of our species with a focus on our biology, including consideration of how that biology is altered by our evolutionary history and a contemporary environment that includes natural, social, and technological components. Students explore these diverse aspects of humanity while gaining a solid knowledge of our biological foundations. The focus of the B.A. is at the organismal level, with attention to lower levels as needed, and B.A. students are encouraged to investigate human biology with a broad interdisciplinary lens. Students can focus their coursework in an area of concentration most suited to their interests. The B.A. degree allows for breadth and flexibility in the curriculum and the possibility for double majoring. Students can also fulfill the requirements necessary for a variety of post-baccalaureate health sciences and graduate school programs.
In addition to the requirements for the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, students must complete 38-40 credit hours from the following:
*Students who are pursuing the B.A. in Human Biology and the Medical Sciences minor can count up to 10 credits from the minor to the HUBI major (usually ANAT A215 or A480 and PHSL P215).
Students majoring in Human Biology Program are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities available at IU Bloomington to complement their area of concentration by seeking internships, working in research laboratories, attending seminars, or becoming human biology peer instructors. Students are encouraged to take a course in information literacy (e.g. BIOL L301).