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 our contemporary natural and social environments. 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.
Students must fulfill the IU Common Ground Education requirements in addition to the requirements for the B.A. Students will also develop a program retrospective in the capstone course, HUBI B400, that demonstrates the connections they have made between the courses they have completed as part of the certificate and where they are directing their careers and studies upon graduation. We also encourage students to create a LinkedIn professional profile, highlighting the skills they have accrued in the Human Biology Program.