Forensic Institute for Research and Education

FA minor

MTSU is proud to announce the addition of a Forensic Anthropology minor!

Ready to register for classes but don't know what minor to choose? Love hands-on activities like excavation? Want to know how to identify human remains from non-human? Select Forensic Anthropology, and you'll work hand-in-hand with some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field as you study how to recover, identify, and evaluate human remains through a medicolegal context. The faculty advisors are:
Dr. Hugh Berryman
Office: Todd 315
Phone: 615-494-7896

Dr. Shannon Hodge
Office: Peck 109A
Phone: 615-494-7681
The minor in Forensic Anthropology requires 18 credit hours, including 6 required hours of:

  • ANTH 3650 (Forensic Anthropology)
  • ANTH 3660 (Forensic Science) (note: this is now a regular course instead of ANTH 3710, Topics in Anthropology)

The remaining 12 hours are to be chosen from the following electives:

  • ANTH 3210   Archaeology
  • ANTH 4300   Human Osteology
  • ANTH 4310   Bioarchaeology
  • ANTH 4360   Zooarchaeology
  • ANTH 4950   Archaeological Field School (*limited to 3 hours)
  • ANTH 4910   Anthropology Undergraduate Research (*limited to 3 hours)
  • ANTH 4960   Anthropology Internship (*limited to 3 hours)

Click here to visit the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.