The B.S. in Physiology is a lean, 120-credit major that provides a strong foundation in physiology while offering the flexibility for the student to tailor their degree to suit a variety of specializations. Integrated into the major are both the broad elements of the biological sciences and the foundations of anatomy and physiology. The curriculum includes an advanced Cellular and Integrative Physiology lecture and laboratory course and a new seminar-style course highlighting cutting edge investigative techniques in physiology. Finally, with a broad selection of upper-level courses spanning the breadth of physiology, the curriculum prepares the student for a vast array of continuing and emerging career paths in the biomedical arena and the physiological sciences.
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2 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely also to fulfill a General Education course requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar should not add any extra credits to the major.
3 PSIO electives are divided into three domains listed below: Molecular & Cellular; Systems; and Comparative. In fulfilling their twelve Physiology elective credits, Physiology majors must include at least three credits from each domain. These elective credits also must include at least one of the courses marked with the + below that indicates that in-class oral presentations are included as part of the curriculum. With the approval of the Program Director, other research experiences may substitute for the oral presentation requirements.