Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Hominid Paleobiology

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The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Program.

Recommended preparatory courses include the following:
Advanced undergraduate courses in biology, including courses in evolution and any two of the following: genetics, developmental biology/embryology, anatomy, physiology, ethology, ecology, and paleontology. GW courses that correspond to these subjects are:
BISC 2207Genetics
BISC 2208Genetics Laboratory
BISC 2214Developmental Biology
BISC 2322Human Physiology
BISC 2323Human Physiology Laboratory
BISC 2332Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BISC 2450Organic Evolution
BISC 2451History of Life
BISC 2452Animal Behavior
BISC 2454General Ecology
Advanced undergraduate courses in anthropology, including courses in any two of the following: osteology, human biology, paleoanthropology, primatology, and Paleolithic archaeology corresponding to:
ANTH 3832Paleoanthropological Field Program
ANTH 3401Human Functional Anatomy
ANTH 3402Human Evolutionary Anatomy
ANTH 3403Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
ANTH 3404Human Variation
ANTH 3412Hominin Evolution
ANTH 3411Primatology
ANTH 3491Topics in Biological Anthropology
ANTH 3801African Roots from Australopithecus to Zimbabwe
ANTH 3802Human Cultural Beginnings
One course in statistics corresponding to:
STAT 1127Statistics for the Biological Sciences
One course in mathematics, including precalculus, corresponding to:
MATH 1220Calculus with Precalculus I
MATH 1221Calculus with Precalculus II
Advanced undergraduate courses in one or more of the following subjects is desirable: chemistry, biochemistry, physics, geoscience, and calculus
The program includes a minimum of 48 credits, plus a dissertation (equivalent to 24 credits). Required courses are:
HOMP 6201Hominid Paleobiology
HOMP 8301Problem-Based Learning Seminar
HOMP 8302Public Undrstand Of Scie Intrn
HOMP 8303Paleobiology Lab Rotation
ANTH 6801Paleolithic Archaeology
One course in each of the following:
Geoscience or vertebrate paleontology
Animal behavior or ecology
Research methods
Statistical methods
Remainder of courses is to be distributed among various interdisciplinary courses, including but not limited to the following:
ANTH 3402Human Evolutionary Anatomy
ANTH 6401Human Functional Anatomy
ANTH 6405Human Growth and Development
ANTH 6413Analytical Methods in Human Evolutionary Studies
ANTH 6404The Evolution of Primate Life Histories
ANTH 6412Paleoanthropology
ANAT 6210Gross Anatomy
ANAT 6212Neurobiology
BISC 2214Developmental Biology
BISC 2332Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BISC 6210Methods of Study of Evolution
BISC 6216Morphological Systematics
BISC 6228Population Genetics
BISC 6230Human Genetics
BISC 6249Seminar: Developmental Biology
GEOL 3126Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
GEOL 3140Geochemistry

For detailed requirements, consult the chair of the program committee.