2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog 
    Jan 31, 2023  
2021-2022 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Biology

The Human Biology major studies the relevance of social conditions to the biological sciences. Biology courses in such areas as genetics, evolution, animal behavior, anatomy, and physiology complement courses in sociology, psychology, anthropology and public health to create a major that explores humans and humanity from a variety of perspectives. Human Biology majors complete the biology portion of the major and choose one of two options for the social science portion of the major.  Option 1 exposes students to Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology and asks the student to choose one of those three fields as a focus. Option 2 is focused on cross-cultural health and healing from a wide range of viewpoints. Please note that this major does not include all of the courses required by medical schools or other pre-health programs. Students interested in pre-health programs should consult their advisor and the Keck Science pre-health advisor early in their college career to formulate a coherent four-year plan that meets their needs. This is a Pitzer major; CMC and Scripps students may choose this as an off-campus major.