March 21-22, 2002


ITEM 114-1004-R0302��������������� Addition of an Option in Forensic Anthropology to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology; The University of Montana-Missoula


THAT:������������������������������������� The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes The University of Montana to add an option in Forensic Anthropology to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology.


EXPLANATION:����������������������� The University of Montana offers the only Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology in the State.� Students increasingly express interest in the forensic sciences, in general, and Forensic Anthropology, in particular.� The Department of Anthropology has added new courses to serve these students and has experienced growth in the number of students with interest in Forensic Anthropology.� Students often indicate a desire to pursue a graduate option in Forensic Anthropology.� Professionals in the field of the forensic sciences express their belief that students have an advantage when it comes to employment if they actually have a notation on their transcript that says �Forensic Anthropology.�


The completed signature page resides on file at the President�s Office, The University of Montana-Missoula.