Forensic Anthropology

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Develop the skills to make important legal, historical and medical discoveries in this career-focused minor.

Why Minor in Forensic Anthropology?

Forensic anthropologists play a critical role in investigating crime scenes, excavating remains and identifying victims and causes of death. Minor in forensic anthropology, and you’ll master the fundamentals of data recovery, forensic osteology, dentition, pathology and human anatomy through a combination of classroom instruction and intensive laboratory work. This program is excellent preparation for dental, medical or law school, as well as jobs like medical examiner, crime scene investigator, crime laboratory analyst, forensic biologist and biological anthropologist.

Why Minor in Forensic Anthropology at Adelphi University in New York?

  • Benefit from close collaboration with our world-class faculty who have significant experience recovering and analyzing human remains.
  • Tailor your studies to your unique interests and goals with our curriculum’s interdisciplinary focus: This minor overlaps with degree requirements for Adelphi’s BS and BA degrees in anthropology and BS in Biology.
  • Gain the real-world experience you need to launch a successful career through hands-on projects and life-changing internship opportunities in the New York area.

92%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our baccalaureate graduates say that Adelphi University increased their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

Adelphi’s minor in forensic anthropology, which includes required courses in anatomy and physiology, allowed me to explore the specialized avenue of biological anthropology. This minor, along with the mentorship of my advisers, prepared me to pursue an MS in Human Skeletal Biology at NYU.

Ariel Barrera ’20

Exceptional Hands-on Learning

At Adelphi, we believe strongly in the power of experiential learning and the value it adds to our students’ future careers. In this program, you’ll roll up your sleeves and get to work in Adelphi’s archeology and forensic laboratories, expanding your knowledge of scientific methods and quantitative and qualitative analysis. You’ll also have opportunities to build a professional network and boost your résumé with internships at leading institutions in the New York area.

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Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

How Do I Declare A Minor?

Consult your adviser as soon as possible to discuss the minor’s requirements. When you’re ready to declare, complete the Change of Major/Minor form on the Registrar website.

Admissions Requirements

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to minor in forensic anthropology.

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