Undergraduate Degree - Physiology

Program:
Physiology
Program Code:
3862 Physiology
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FQ68


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Natural Science

Department of Physiology

Undergraduate Program
Physiology

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Physiology major is met by completing Physiology 475L and one of the following courses:  Physiology 420, 421, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, or 449.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. b. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The completion of the Biological Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics courses referenced in requirement 3. below satisfies the requirements referenced under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  The credits earned in other courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward other College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                           
    a.   The following courses outside the Department of Physiology (64 to 72 credits):    
        (1)   One of the following pairs of courses (6 to 8 credits):    
            (a) MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3  
              MTH 126 Survey of Calculus II 3  
            (b) MTH 132 Calculus I 3  
              MTH 133 Calculus II 4  
            (c) MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3  
              MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 4  
            (d) LB 118 Calculus I 4  
              LB 119 Calculus II 4  
        (2)   One of the following groups of courses (7 or 8 credits):    
            (a) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4  
              CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3  
            (b) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4  
              CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3  
            (c) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4  
              CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4  
            (d) LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4  
              LB 172 Principles of Chemistry II 3  
        (3)   One of the following groups of courses (2 to 4 credits):    
            (a) CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1  
              CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1  
            (b) LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 1  
              LB 172L Principles of Chemistry II – Reactivity Laboratory 1  
            (c) CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2  
        (4)   One of the following groups of courses (9 to 10 credits):    
            (a) BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3  
              BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3  
              BS 171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2  
              BS 172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory  2  
            (b) LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4  
              LB 145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology 5  
            (c) BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3  
              BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3  
              BS 191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2  
              BS 192H Honors Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2  
        (5)   All of the following courses (8 credits):    
            CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3  
            CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3  
            CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2  
        (6)   One of the following groups of courses (8 credits):    
            (a) PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3  
              PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3  
              PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1  
              PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1  
            (b) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 3  
              PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 3  
              PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists I 1  
              PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists II 1  
            (c) LB 273 Physics I 4  
              LB 274 Physics II 4  
        (7)   One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):    
            STT 200 Statistical Methods 3  
            STT 201 Statistical Methods 4  
            STT 231 Statistics for Scientists 3  
            STT 464 Statistics for Biologists 3  
        (8)   One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):    
            ANTR 350 Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals 3  
            ZOL 320 Developmental Biology 4  
            ZOL 328 Comparative Anatomy and Biology of Vertebrates (W) 4  
        (9)   Both of the following courses (6 credits):    
            BMB 461 Advanced Biochemistry I 3  
            BMB 462 Advanced Biochemistry II 3  
        (10)   Twelve credits in nonscience courses beyond the credits that are counted toward University requirements.
    b.   The following courses in the Department of Physiology (18 credits):    
        (1)   All of the following courses (13 credits):    
            PSL 431 Human Physiology I 4  
            PSL 432 Human Physiology II 4  
            PSL 450 Physiology in Health and Disease 3  
            PSL 475L Capstone Laboratory in Physiology  2  
            The completion of Physiology 450 and 475L satisfies the department's capstone course requirement.   
        (2)   One of the following courses (3 credits):    
            CEM 383 Introductory Physical Chemistry I 3  
            PSL 425 Physiological Biophysics 3  
        (3)   One of the following courses (2 credits):    
            PSL 420 Membrane Biophysics: An Introduction (W) 2  
            PSL 421 Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells (W) 2  
            PSL 438 Topics in the Biology and Cellular Physiology of Cancer (W) 2  
            PSL 439 Special Topics in Physiology (W) 2  
            PSL 440 Topics in Cell Physiology (W)  2  
            PSL 441 Topics in Endocrinology (W) 2  
            PSL 442 Topics in Cardiovascular Physiology (W)  2  
            PSL 443 Topics in Respiratory Physiology (W) 2  
            PSL 444 Topics in Reproductive Physiology (W) 2  
            PSL 445 Topics in Environmental Physiology (W) 2  
            PSL 446 Topics in Sensory Physiology (W) 2  
            PSL 447 Topics in Brain Function (W) 2  
            PSL 448 Topics in Gastrointestinal Physiology (W) 2  
            PSL 449 Topics in Neurophysiology and Neural Development (W)  2  

 


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Physiology, BS (3862)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Physiology - Calculus
Major - Physiology - Calculus: A total 2 courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH132, MTH133
MTH152H, MTH153H
MTH124, MTH126
LB118, LB119

Requirement 12: Major - Physiology - General Chemistry
Major - Physiology - General Chemistry: A total 2 courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
CEM151, CEM152
CEM141, CEM142
LB171, LB172
CEM181H, CEM182H

Requirement 13: Major - Physiology - General Chemistry Laboratory
Major - Physiology - General Chemistry Laboratory: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Honors_Cem: 1. Honors_Cem: 1 course from CEM185H
LB_Chem: 2. LB_Chem: 2 courses from LB171L, LB172L
Chem_Lab: 3. Chem_Lab: 2 courses from CEM161, CEM162

Requirement 14: Major - Physiology - Biology and Laboratory
Major - Physiology - Biology and Laboratory: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
LB_BioSci: 1. LB_BioSci: 2 courses from LB144, LB145
BioSci: 2. BioSci: 4 courses from BS161, BS162, BS171, BS172
Honors_BioSci: 3. Honors_BioSci: 4 courses from BS181H, BS182H, BS191H, BS192H

Requirement 15: Major - Physiology - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
Major - Physiology - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory: 3 courses from CEM251, CEM252, CEM255

Requirement 16: Major - Physiology - Physics and Laboratory
Major - Physiology - Physics and Laboratory: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
LB_Physics: 1. LB_Physics: 2 courses from LB273, LB274
Physics: 2. Physics: 4 courses from PHY183, PHY184, PHY191, PHY192
IntroPhysics: 3. IntroPhysics: 4 courses from PHY231, PHY232, PHY251, PHY252

Requirement 17: Major - Physiology - Statistics
Major - Physiology - Statistics: 1 course from STT200, STT201, STT231, STT464

Requirement 18: Major - Physiology - Anatomy/Biology
Major - Physiology - Anatomy/Biology: 1 course from ANTR350, ZOL320, ZOL328

Requirement 19: Major - Physiology - Biochemistry
Major - Physiology - Biochemistry: 2 courses from BMB461, BMB462

Requirement 20: Major - Physiology - Non-Science Courses
Major - Physiology - Non-Science Courses: 12 credits from Non science courses

Requirement 21: Major - Physiology - Core
Major - Physiology - Core: 3 courses from PSL431, PSL432, PSL450

Requirement 22: Major - Physiology - Capstone Laboratory in Physiology
Major - Physiology - Capstone Laboratory in Physiology: 1 course from PSL475L

Requirement 23: Major - Physiology - Tier II - Topics
Major - Physiology - Tier II - Topics: 1 course from PSL420, PSL421, PSL439, PSL440, PSL441, PSL442, PSL443, PSL444, PSL445, PSL446, PSL447, PSL448, PSL449, PSL438

Requirement 24: Major - Physiology - Physical Chemistry
Major - Physiology - Physical Chemistry: 1 course from CEM383, PSL425

Requirement 25: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 26: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 27: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.