The course of study for the certificate in forensic anthropology provides a basic understanding of skeletal biology and human osteology, procedures for the search and recovery of human remains, methods of individual identification from the human skeleton, time since death estimation, and manner of death. The student is also provided with knowledge of forensic anthropology for those interested in careers in applied, non-academic anthropology.
A minimum cumulate 2.5 GPA is required for admission. The student must maintain a 2.5 average in the certificate courses to receive the forensic anthropology certificate. The certificate requires 16 s.h. of credit as follows: