Physiology and Neurobiology

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:

PNB Major Requirements

Undergraduate majors must complete at least 26 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.

Core Group

Physiology Group

Neurobiology Group

Experiential Group

Students who have not completed 26 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 26 credits-in-major requirement.

Related Courses:

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.