Responding to the global need for more skilled professionals in health, social, and environmental sciences and public policy, the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University will launch a new interdisciplinary degree in human biology beginning this fall.

Pat Carter.

“This expressly interdisciplinary program will meld approaches and content from social and biological sciences to provide students with a vibrant, synthetic understanding of the roles of culture, the dynamics of natural and social systems, and biological attributes responsible for shaping the human being,” said Pat Carter, professor and director of the School of Biological Sciences.

Andrew Duff.

A wide variety of career options for graduates with this degree include areas of medical and health sciences, social work and support, and development and analysis of public policy.

“This new degree brings together existing courses in a new constellation,” said Andrew Duff, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology. “Our aim is to prepare students to be creative, insightful and skillful in a variety of professions that influence the welfare of humans.”

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