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Forensic Anthropology (Minor)

About the Program

The focus is the discovery, preservation and interpretation of material evidence, emphasizing the significance of context. The application of findings as evidentiary in legal cases is the goal. The required courses build on the traditional skills and knowledge of physical anthropology and field archaeology, with recovery and analysis of fragmentary data and reconstruction of earlier events as primary proficiencies.

About the Anthropology Department

B107 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6110
Fax: (716) 878-4009
http://anthropology.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (15 credit hours)
ANT 100 HUMAN ORIGINS 3
ANT 308 ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD 6
ANT 324 THE HUMAN SKELETON 3
ANT 325 FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY 3

Electives (6 credit hours)
Select 3 credit hours of lower division and 3 credit hours of upper division courses from the following: 6
ANT 101 UNDERSTANDING CULTURE
ANT 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
CRJ 101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
FAR 220 INTRODUCTORY PHOTOGRAPHY
FOR 122 SCIENTIFIC CRIMINAL EVIDENCE ANALYSIS
FOR 312 CHEMISTRY AND CRIMINALISTICS (4)
GES 360 FORENSIC GEOSCIENCE
PSY 375 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 384 PSYCHOLOGY OF AGGRESSION AND VIOLENCE
SOC 380 SOCIOLOGY OF CRIME

Other elective courses possible by advisement-consult department.

Total Credit Hours 21

NOTE: Anthropology majors may count ONLY one course (ANT 100) for both this minor and major program.

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