Graduate Curriculum

Required Courses

The following courses are required for the Forensic and Biological Anthropology Concentration within the Mercyhurst Master of Science in Anthropology program.

Core Courses Year 1

(6 Courses: 21 Credits)

ANTH 500 Basics of Forensic Anthropology (1cr)

ANTH 510/511 Forensic Archaeology/Lab (4cr)
ANTH 520/521 Fragmentary Human Osteology/Lab (4cr)
ANTH 530/531 Human Skeletal Profile/Lab (4cr)
ANTH 540/541 Modification of the Human Skeleton/Lab (4cr)
ANTH 570/571 Recovery of Physical Evidence from Outdoor Contexts/Lab (4cr)

Core Courses Year 2

(5 Courses: 21 Credits)

ANTH 610/611 Human Skeletal Growth and Development/Lab (4cr)

ANTH 630/631 Skeletal Trauma Analysis/Lab (4cr)
ANTH 640/641 Forensic Taphonomy/Lab (4cr)
ANTH 645 Advanced Statistical Methods in Forensic Anthropology (3cr)
ANTH 650 Seminar in Scientific Data Presentation (3cr)
ANTH 670 Master’s Thesis (3cr)

In addition to the required courses, the following list of elective courses are generally offered during a 2-year cycle.

Elective Courses

ANTH 550 Multivariate Statistical Methods in Anthropology (3cr)
ANTH 560/561 Special Topics/Lab (4cr)
ANTH 575 Advanced Human Variations (3cr)
ANTH 620 Pathological Conditions of the Human Skeleton (3cr)
ANTH 635 Readings in Forensic and Biological Anthropology (3cr)
ANTH 660 Forensic Radiology (3cr)


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

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