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BS Courses

Basic Science Courses:

Two semesters of Biology with labs (molecular and cellular

     biology, population biology)
Two semesters of General and Inorganic Chemistry with labs
Two semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
One semester of Physical Chemistry
Two semesters of Physics with labs
Two semesters of Biochemistry
Math through Calculus I and II
Probability and Statistics

Upper Division biology courses

Two semesters of physiology covering all of the major organ

Capstone Laboratory in Physiology
Physiology in Health and Disease (an introduction to

     pathophysiology and chronic disease)
Tier II Topics in Physiology (upper division writing course)
300-level Anatomy or Developmental Biology selective

Skill Sets Stressed for Physiology Program Majors

- Development of a Strong Foundation in the Biomedical

- Understanding of Normal Physiology and Disease Processes
- Preparation for a Wide Variety of Careers in Biomedical - -

- Research and Allied Health
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in an Integrative

- Development of Practical Laboratory Skills
- Use of Computers for Data Acquisition and Management
- Intensive Exposure to the Biomedical Literature
- Exposure to the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research

Independent Study Option

In order to increase the flexibility of the program and to foster a meaningful undergraduate experience, students are encouraged to participate in independent research under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. Independent research is available to both Honors College and other students, and often culminates in a written report or a presentation at the University Undergraduate Research Forum. This research may fulfill all or part of the department's capstone laboratory requirement for the bachelor's degree in physiology.