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B.S. in Anthropology, Biological Anthropology

Over the past half century, Anthropology – Biological Anthropology at Colorado State University has undergone tremendous change from a discipline that was defined by a descriptive, typological approach to human morphology (the study of shape) to one that includes both experimental and comparative analyses in a population-based framework.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Biological anthropologists continue to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and interact with both the physical and natural sciences including biology, anatomy, genetics, chemistry, biometry, and endocrinology as well as the social sciences.

The expertise of existing faculty in Anthropology – Biological Anthropology at Colorado State University includes:

  • Human skeletal biology
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Evolutionary theory
  • Neanderthal paleobiology and paleobiogeography
  • Dental anthropology
  • Early hominin feeding ecology
  • Taphonomy
  • Plio-Pleistocene Africa
  • Pleistocene Asia
  • Primate origins, biology, and locomotion

Special resources include the Bone Lab, the Zooarchaeology Lab, the Human Osteology Lab, the 3-D Imaging and Analysis lab, and the Primate Origins lab.

The biological anthropology program sponsors an annual paleontology field school each summer in Wyoming. Existing faculty also have geographic foci significant to their research. Research areas include Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Kenya, and Tanzania.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Practicing Anthropology
  • Human Origins and Variation
  • Human Origins and Variation Laboratory
  • Quantifying Anthropology
  • Working With Data
  • Human Diversity