The Human Biology program is centered around a sequence of 3 HUBI core courses along with complementary courses from other disciplines. The core courses are intended to be taken over a 3 year time period, starting with HUBI B200 in the sophomore year, and culminating with B400 in the senior year. HUBI B200 and B300 are offered once per year, with HUBI B200 offered in the fall and HUBI B300 in the spring. HUBI B400 may be offered in both the fall and spring. We generally cannot accommodate students wishing to declare the major during their junior year, unless they are willing to stay an additional year to complete the major. Note that the core courses cannot be taken concurrently, and that we do not offer these in the summer. Students planning to study abroad in the spring of their junior year should take HUBI B300 in the spring of their sophomore year.
How to major in Human Biology
Students planning to major in Human Biology must first fill out the online questionnaire and then meet with the Human Biology advisor. We recommend that this happen early in the spring of the freshman year, so that HUBI B200 can be taken in the fall of the sophomore year. The majority of seats in HUBI B200 are reserved for sophomores. Everyone is advised to register for HUBI B200 as soon as their registration appointment opens during the registration period, as seats fill up quickly.
Students who would like to gain a holistic understanding of Human Biology, but are unable to take the core course sequence are encouraged to consider the Certificate in Human Biology.
Please feel free to peruse this Website for information on B.A. and B.S. courses, curriculum, areas of concentration, and Area Certificates. Andy Ruff, the Human Biology Program’s academic advisor is also ready to assist you with any questions you may have:
Peer Instructor applications are being accepted
Applications fo Peer Instructor positions in are now being accepted.
To apply, download the application and return the completed form to Diane Richardson in the HUBI
Office in Sycamore Hall 046.
To qualify you must have successfully completed B101 or B200, be available to attend the lectures
and one of the discussion sections, and be enthusiastically
supportive of the pedagogical approach to learning that HUBI fosters.
Download the Peer Instructor application here