This B.S. program in Physiology and Neurobiology is intended to provide students with a foundational understanding of body and brain functions at the molecular, cellular, and systemic levels by synthesizing current and emerging ideas from research and medical science. Course offerings span comparative and model system physiology, nervous system function and development, endocrinology, cardiorespiratory physiology, and associated diseases. Additionally, we also offer coursework and independent study based undergraduate research opportunities. The following courses are required to earn a B.S. degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
- BIOL 1107;
- CHEM 1124Q–1126Q or 1127Q–1128Q;
- MATH 1131Q–1132Q;
- PHYS 1201Q–1202Q–1230 or 1401Q–1402Q or 1601Q–1602Q.
PNB Major Requirements
Undergraduate majors must complete at least 24 credits in PNB at the 2000 or higher level, including:
- All courses in the core group.
- At least three courses from the physiology and neurobiology groups, with at least one course from the physiology group and at least one course from neurobiology group.
- At least one course from the experiential group.
- At least one “W” course in PNB (which may be fulfilled from the experiential group), which will satisfy the writing in the major and information literacy competency requirements.
Students who have not completed 24 credits in the PNB major after satisfying the above requirements may take additional course(s) from the above categories, or any other PNB course at the 2000 or higher level. However, no more than three credits of PNB 3180, 3296, or 4296 may be applied toward the 24 credits-in-major requirement.
There is a minor in Physiology and Neurobiology. A minor in Neuroscience is offered jointly by the Physiology and Neurobiology Department and the Psychological Sciences Department. Both programs are described in the “Minors” website.