Physiological Sciences Major
THE MARQUETTE Physiological Sciences Major
RARE OPPORTUNITIES. 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.
LEARN FROM PIONEERS IN THE FIELD — AND IN SPACE. As a physiology major, you'll have the opportunity to work with great professors, including one who is a world authority on locomotion and one who works with astronauts to study the effects of weightlessness on muscle atrophy and how exercise in space can prevent it.
PHYSICAL THERAPY TRACK. Designed for physical therapy students with an interest in basic and applied research, this specialized track mirrors the requirements of the physiology major and adds physical therapy courses your senior year.
STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE. Marquette's physiology major is still relatively new and is already a hot major for students interested in studying the complexities of human physiological systems.
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'VE GOT A LOT OF NERVE ... AND MUSCLES AND ORGANS. With your professors you will study the mechanisms of nerve-cell communication, muscle contraction, ion channel function, regulation of cell volume, space biology and biomathematical modeling.
You might like the physiology major if you:
- Are interested in the complexities of human physiological systems
- Like biology and chemistry
What can you do with a major in physiology?
The physiology major is excellent preparation for a variety of careers as well as professional schools and graduate schools. Learn more about what you can do with a major in physiology.
Visit the department that offers the physiology major. Other majors offered by the Department of Biological Sciences include the biochemistry and molecular biology major and the biological sciences major.
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Suggested curriculum for a Physiology Major
Your major courses blue.
- General Biology I & II
- General Chemistry I & II
- Calculus I
- Rhetoric and Composition I & II
- General Psychology
- Foreign Language I & II
- Cell Biology
- Biostatistical Methods and Models
- Organic Chemistry I & II
- Growth of Western Civilization I or II
- Introduction to Theology
- Philosophy of Human Nature
- Two Literature Electives
- Human Physiology
- Experimental Physiology
- Experimental Neurobiology
- Theory of Ethics
- General Physics I & II or General Physics with Calculus I & II
- Growth of Western Civ. I or II or Social-behavioral Science Elective
- Medical Ethics
- Biology Elective
- Human Anatomy or Human Microanatomy
- Diverse Cultures Elective
- Two Theology Electives