Human Biology Program

The Human Biology major represents an interdisciplinary liberal science degree and is appropriate for students who want a broad background in the fields that comprise biological sciences.


The Human Biology curriculum has strong foundations in the core biological disciplines of biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, cell biology and genetics. To complement the core curriculum, students are able to choose from several upper level biology elective courses offered through the College of Natural Science. Human Biology elective credit can also include directed study, internship, and/or research experiences in biological and physical science. In addition, the Capstone Tier II Writing requirement (NSC 495) allows students, through their writing and oral presentations, the opportunity to integrate their knowledge of the disciplines in the core curriculum during the senior year.

Administration & Advising

The Human Biology major is administered by the College of Natural Science Dean’s Office. If you are interested in the Human Biology major, or if you would like more information, use the Advising Appointment System and select “Natural Science” to make an appointment. Please plan ahead since there are a limited number of advising appointments available. If you see no times available for the current week, that means all times have been booked. Students should be particularly aware that appointment times in late March and April generally fill up to two months in advance. Please be careful to note the day, date, and time of your scheduled appointment. Appointments are added to the system on a weekly basis, generally on Fridays.

Office Location:

108 Natural Science Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1115
Phone (517) 432-2381

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