Taking a gap year? Thinking of transitioning into a Master’s or PhD program in the biological, geological, or prehistoric sciences? Stony Brook University, in partnership with the Turkana Basin Institute, is proud to announce the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Human Origins.

Deadline to apply for Fall 2020 is April 1.

Stony Brook University and TBI are proud to offer a fully-accredited Advanced Graduate Certificate in Human Origins to qualified students attending the TBI Origins Field School.

The Advanced Graduate Certificate is a 15-credit program that can be taken after completion of a bachelor’s or other advanced degree. It is a good option for anyone who would like to hone critical thinking skills, increase personal knowledge, and gain field experience in sciences relating to prehistory.

The Origins Field School addresses the place humans occupy in the natural world and how we came to occupy that place. Participants will gain hands-on experience in field survey and excavation methods, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, taphonomy, and will take field trips to important paleontological and archaeological sites, diverse ecological settings, and remarkable geological features throughout the Turkana Basin.

The program is comprised of five, three-credit graduate courses:

  • Ecology: Linking People & Nature (ANT 504)
  • Sedimentary Geology & Geochronology (GEO 504)
  • Earth & Life Through Time (ANT 505)
  • Human Evolution (ANT 506)
  • Prehistoric Archaeology of Africa (ANT 507)

Students will study at TBI’s campuses in northern Kenya in the Spring or Fall semester. Courses are taught in English and credits may be transferable to other master’s or PhD programs. Participants will receive a unique academic credential on their CVs and have the opportunity to study, interact, and conduct independent research with top scientists in their fields.