Major Requirements

After the Human Biology Core, majors design their own Course of Study with a unique Area of Concentration topic. A Course of Study is made up of the Breadth, Depth and Upper Division requirements. Breadth & Depth courses can come from any department but should be consistent with the student's Area of Concentration topic. Additional requirements include Statistics and Capstone.

Declaration Process: Students are encouraged to start the declaration process in SFACT after successfully completing two of the core courses. Students are eligible to officially declare after successfully completing four of the core courses. See "How to Declare" to review the step-by-step process for declaring Human Biology.

There are two degree options for Human Biology majors - Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

How to choose HumBio BA or BS? 

Degree requirements can be found for each in the Bulletin


Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology

For the B.A. degree, coursework must be predominantly in the social sciences and humanities, with a minority in the natural sciences. Courses that are designated as Ways for aesthetic and interpretive inquiry, creative expression, engaging diversity, ethical reasoning, and social inquiry qualify as B.A. eligible courses. Other eligible courses have been designated as B.A. by the program. More details about meeting the B.A. Degree Option requirement can be found in the Bulletin sections describing Breadth, Depth, & Upper Division degree requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

For the B.S. degree, coursework must be predominantly in the natural sciences, mathematics, computer science and/or engineering fields, with a minority in the social sciences. Courses that are designated as Ways for applied quantitative reasoning, formal reasoning, and scientific methods and analysis courses qualify as B.S. eligible courses. Other eligible courses have been designated as B.S. by the program. More details about meeting B.S. Degree Option requirement can be found in the Bulletin sections describing Breadth, Depth, & Upper Division degree requirements.