This is a doctoral degree only concentration that will prepare students for both academic and practitioner settings in forensic anthropology and other related fields.
Students must take the following two courses.
- BIO520, Skeletal Biological Laboratory Methods in Human Identification & Cold Cases (Fall odd years, Ross)
- BIO811, Forensic Science Seminar (Fall, Ross)
Dr. Ann Ross
Students must take the following three courses.
- ST511, Experimental Statistics in Biological Sciences I
- ST512, Experimental Statistics in Biological Sciences II
- ST540, Applied Bayesian Analysis (Spring)
- Every student is required to complete training logs. Many of the modules can be completed while taking the BIO520 course. Please contact the Forensic Sciences Concentration Chair for additional information.
- Students are also required to start the Training Case Record Form after their first year and/or after taking BIO 520, whichever comes first. Please contact the Forensic Sciences Concentration Chair for additional information.
- Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe Level II Certification is strongly recommended but not required- costs associated with this exam are the student’s responsibility.
- Planned course: Human Paleontology (Ross)
- Planned course: Taphonomy (Schweitzer)
- GIS courses various and graduate certificate
- Criminalistics and Forensic Chemical Analysis (TC589)
- Bioarchaeology (ANT524)
- Topics in Physical Anthropology (Offered at Duke EVANTH790)
- Human gross anatomy (offered at UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke or other)
Areas of Expertise
Functional Morphology; anatomy, especially comparative; STEM engagement, especially in informal STEM learning institutions
Anatomy, Biological anthropology