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Human Biology Emphases

Differentiate Your Degree

Choose an emphasis to focus your academic goals.

As a human biology major, you’ll choose an emphasis that correlates to your intended professional path. If you’re having trouble deciding what’s right for you, get in touch with your professors and/or professional advisor to help guide you on your professional journey.

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Identify Your Emphasis

Each of our six emphases share a core group of courses, but your supporting courses will directly apply to your concentration:

We also have two master's programs: Athletic Training and Nutrition & Integrated Health.

*Can be a minor.

Minor in Human Biology

Whether you want to satisfy your interest in human biology or enhance your major, adding a minor in human biology broadens your options.

Minor Requirements

Noah Koenigs, Human Biology Major, Chemistry Minor

So Many Routes

"I chose the health science emphasis because I thought I wanted to be an M.D. until I learned that there are so many other routes to take. I now want to get a Ph.D. and answer some of the questions about the human body that haven’t been answered yet!"

Noah Koenigs
Human Biology Major, Chemistry Minor

Professor Brian Merkel

Get In Touch

Struggling to decide which emphasis is right for you? Professor Brian Merkel, the chair of our human biology program, can help.

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