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Biology Major - Physiology Emphasis

This major is appropriate for pre-professional students in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-optometry and physical therapy. It provides a foundation for introductory positions of employment in such fields as biomedical research, food and drug manufacturing, nutrition and sports physiology. It can also serve as a basis for graduate studies in developmental biology, physiological ecology, embryology and molecular biology.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 43-45
     BI 201 Human Anatomy (3 cr.)
BI 327 Animal Physiology (4 cr.) or 4-5
     BI 202 Human Physiology (5 cr.)
     BI 431 Plant Physiology (4 cr.)
Biology Electives 8
Choose from the following: 

Other Required Courses 32
Choose from the following groups: 8
     CH 322 Organic Chemistry II (4 cr.) or
    3 additional chemistry credits 
Choose from the following groups: 10
     PH 202 College Physics II (5 cr.) [III] or

*Transfer students may satisfy this requirement with a minimum of 4 semester hours.