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Human Biology Minor Requirements

The Minor in Human Biology

A minor in Human Biology provides an introduction to the relationship between the biological and social aspects of humanity's origin, development, and future. Many of the serious problems facing humans today involve both biological and social aspects. Scientific approaches to these problems are essential, but they must be broadly conceived and placed within their proper social and cultural setting. Students with a minor in Human Biology are expected to develop a strong content background and the skills to integrate the biological and social aspects of human beings.
The Human Biology minor requires three core courses to ensure coverage of the field disciplines, while offering flexibility for students pursuing specific subplans in the fields of Global Health, Epidemiology, or Health Policy.
  • Key themes of the Human Biology minor subplan in Global Health are health throughout the world, global disparities and global interventions.
  • Key themes of the Human Biology minor subplan in Epidemiology are epidemiology, infectious and chronic disease and statistical analysis.
  • Key themes of the Human Biology minor subplan in Health Policy are public health, health care systems, health economics and analysis and public policy. 

To declare a minor in Human Biology, please complete the declaration form:

HumBio Minor Subplan Declaration Form

For the full list of minor requirements and policies, please visit the Stanford Bulletin:

Human Biology Minor in the Stanford Bulletin