Minor in Human Anatomy

Curricular Requirements for Completion of Secondary Field of Study (Minor) in Human Anatomy

The major goal of the Human Anatomy Minor is to have students obtain a broad understanding of human morphology as it relates to function, ranging from embryologic development through adulthood, and encompassing the structure of cells, tissues, and organs and their location within the human body. After completing the Human Embryology, Human Microscopic Anatomy, Human Gross Anatomy, and Functional Neuroanatomy courses, students will be able to demonstrate comprehension of: a) the stages of human development; b) the structure and cellular components of the tissues and organs and their physical and functional interrelationships; c) the regional organization of the musculoskeletal system and major organs, and d) the functional and internal/external organization of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Offered for Undergraduates in: 

  • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Milken Institute School of Public Health

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Course prerequisites: Students must have earned a passing grade for two semesters of Introductory Biology, either for non-majors or majors, as follows:

BISC 005 The Biology of Nutrition and Health (3 credit hours)
BISC 006 The Building Blocks of Life (3 credit hours)
BISC 011 Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules (4 credit hours)
BISC 012 Introductory Biology: Biology of Organisms (4 credit hours)
High School AP Biology

Required courses: Students must earn a passing grade in each of the following courses:

ANAT 2181 Human Gross Anatomy (3 credit hours)
ANAT 2160 Human Functional Neuroanatomy (3 credit hours)
ANAT 2130 Human Embryology (3 credit hours)
ANAT 2150 Human Microscopic Anatomy (3 credit hours)

Total credit hours = 12

For more information, contact:
Dr. Kurt E. Johnson
Tel: 202-994-8284
Email: kurtj@gwu.edu