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Undergraduate major in Anthropological Science

Anthropological Science - quick facts
Taught by

School of Biological Sciences

School of Environment

Faculty of Arts

Available as a major for

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Postgraduate study options

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA(Hons))

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) in your second majoring subject

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in your second majoring subject

Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science (PGDipForensic)

Further information Science Undergraduate Prospectus
Popular combinations Biological Sciences | Chemistry | Earth Sciences | Environmental Science | Geography
Other majors you might be interested in Biological Sciences | Chemistry | Earth Sciences | Environmental Science | Geography

Subject description

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Anthropology is the study of humankind (both past and present), in terms of its biology, culture and diversity.

With the development of new scientific methods and technologies, many practising bio-anthropologists and archaeologists find they need expertise in science fields to be really effective problem-solvers.

These methods include DNA and ancient DNA analyses, C-14 dating, annual rings of trees, stable isotope research, metallurgy, live and fossil spores, pollen grains, studies of human and animal remains and behavioural observation of humans and primates.

This major will give you the chance to apply more science to your studies in archaeology and biological anthropology. It enables you to include other sciences such as Biological Science, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, or Geography in your degree.



Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Anthropological Science major

Single or first major must include:

Second major must include:

Anthropological Science is not available for conjoint degrees.

Plan your degree with our Anthropological Science planner.


Career opportunities

This programme will integrate studies in archaeology and biological anthropology with science disciplines to produce graduates who are able to work or undertake graduate study in the fields which require dual understandings.

Potential careers include:

  • Archaeological consultancy or for groups like historic places trust
  • Health and nutrition research
  • Work in museums
  • Environmental consultancy and mining

Help and advice

For further information please contact:

Stage I Undergraduate Adviser Anthropological Science
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84645
Email: ugadvice-anthrosci@auckland.ac.nz


Further information