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Forensic Anthropology

Forensic anthropology is an applied subfield of biological anthropology that applies the scientific methods of biological anthropology to the medicolegal process.  The forensic anthropologist can render a biological profile or composite of an individual by providing accurate information such as age at death, sex, estimated living stature, ancestry, osteological pathology, trauma, and other biological information that is crucial to the identification process.

Forensic anthropology at NC State is a component of the physical anthropology, which includes an introductory level forensic anthropology course elective (ANT370) and a dual-level undergraduate and graduate methods in forensic anthropology laboratory course (ANT429/529). In addition, there are numerous opportunities for independent guided research in forensic anthropology.

Academic and Employment Trends in Forensic Anthropology