The intricacies of life — from the processes and activities of organisms to the anatomy, physiology, pathology and neurobiology of the human system — are the subject of the physiological sciences. The physiological sciences major provides a foundation in biology, cell biology and genetics before moving into the specialized areas of neurobiology and physiology.

Stay ahead of the curve.

Marquette's physiological sciences major is a hot major for students interested in studying the complexities of human physiological systems. Undergraduates at other major universities can only dream about the courses you'll take as an undergraduate physiology major: neurobiology, human physiology and exercise physiology.

On the road to medical school.

Physiology is the foundation of the medical sciences, so this major is excellent preparation for medical school or other health-related professional schools.

Ever wonder how the heart really works?

Or nerves? Or muscles? Or kidneys? With the physiology major, you'll experience the body up close and personal through top-notch laboratory courses taught by your professors. You'll have the opportunity to study the mechanisms of nerve-cell communication, muscle contraction, ion channel function, regulation of cell volume, space biology and biomathematical modeling.

SUGGESTED CURRICULUM

Freshman

First Term Sem. Hrs. Second Term Sem. Hrs.
BIOL 1001
CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1013
ENGL 1001
UCCS-Indiv. & Soc. Behav.
3
4
3
3
BIOL 1002
CHEM 1002 or CHEM 1014
ENGL 1002
MATH 1410
3
4
3
3
  13   16

 

Sophomore

First Term Sem. Hrs. Second Term Sem. Hrs.

BIOL 2301

CHEM 2111 or 2113
MATH 4740
UCCS-Lit/Performing Arts
PHIL 1001

4
3
3
3
3
BIOL 2201
CHEM 2112 or 2114
UCCS-Hist. of Cultures & Soc.
THEO 1001
Elective
3
4
3
3
3
  16   16

 

Junior

First Term Sem. Hrs. Second Term Sem. Hrs.

BIOL 3701

BIOL 3702

Elective

PHYS 1001 or 1003
PHIL 2310

 

4
3
3
4
3

BIOL 3501
BIOL 3502
PHYS 1002 or 1004
PHIL 4335
Elective

3
3
4
3

3

  17   16
 

Senior

First Term Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.

BIOL elective

BISC 2135

UCCS-Diverse Cultures

UCCS-Theology
Elective

3

4

3

3

3

BIOL electives

Electives

6

6

  16  

12

Total credit hours: 122



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