Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology is the application of the methods and techniques of biological anthropology and archaeology to legal cases.  Osteological analysis provide information as to how an individual or population lived, how old they were when they died, their sex, their state of health and the types of trauma they may have experienced related to violence, occupation and climate.  Forensic anthropologists are also trained to identify human remains in cases of mass murders, genocide, wars, environmental disasters, homicide, suicide and accidental death.  A minor in Forensic Anthropology will allow students to pursue the beginnings of a specialization in this field, preparing them for potential graduate work or entry into the profession.  Furthermore, a minor in Forensic Anthropology complements a major in Justice Administration, Biology or Chemistry.

Visit the UofL Academic Catalog website for a complete overview of the Forensic Anthropology minor requirements.

For advising please contact: Dr. Christopher Tillquist, Lutz Hall, Room 242 (502) 852-2422

Apply online for a minor in Forensic Anthropology

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