Undergraduate Certificate in Evolutionary Studies
The general requirements of the undergraduate EvoS program are:
- 20 credits of eligible courses (no more than 8 credits at the 100 level). Evolution for Everyone (BIOL 105) is recommended as an introduction.
- Breadth: at least one eligible course above the 100 level (aka 200 level and above) must be in a subject area that is different from your other coursework. EvoS 451 does not count towards this requirement.
- Depth: at least two 300 level and above EvoS courses. EvoS 451 does not count towards this requirement.
- At least two semesters of the 2 credit seminar course (EVOS 451), which counts towards the 20 credit total. EVOS 451 does not count towards the breadth or depth requirements.
- Evolution for Everyone (EVOS 105) is recommended but not required as an introduction.
Undergraduate Individualized Major in Evolutionary Studies
We have suggested framework for students wishing to propose an individualized Major in EvoS. This outline is for planning purposes only. You must be in contact with Harpur Advising by fall of your Junior year if you wish to pursue an individualized major. Read more on the individualized major program here.
Suggested 14 course for the major (approximately 52 credits):
• BIOL 105/ ANTH 280 – Evolution for Everyone
• PSYC 111 – Intro to Psychology
• BIOL 117 – Intro: Organisms & Pops Bio
• ANTH 168 – Intro to Biological Anthropology
• BIOL 451 – Current Topics in Evolutionary Science (x2)
• BIOL 452 – Cultural Evolutionary Theory
• Choose ANY undergraduate statistics course
Choose one 300 level or above EvoS listed course from either:
ANTH or PSYC
Choose one 300 level or above EvoS listed Course from:
Choose one pair from the following:
2 ENG or 2 PHIL
Choose any 2 other EvoS courses 200 level and above
This includes choice from BE, GEOG, ENVI, ECON, and independent studies, in addition to BIOL, ANTH, PSYC, ENG, & PHIL (or any other EvoS course that may arise in future years)
These courses may also not be EvoS courses but topical courses that relate directly to their capstone project.
Student will receive credit for writing their termination paper. This paper must integrate ideas from multiple disciplines. Their capstone committee will be recruited from the participating EvoS faculty.
Graduate Certificate in Evolutionary Studies
The requirements of the graduate EvoS program are as follows:
- 16 credits of eligible courses, including two semesters of the 2 credit Current Topics in EvoS seminar (BIOL 680S).
- Evolution and Human Affairs (BIOL 570) is recommended but not required as an introduction.