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Physiology Program Requirements

Skill Sets Stressed for Physiology Program Majors
  • Development of a strong foundation in the biomedical sciences
  • Understanding of normal physiology and disease processes
  • Preparation for a wide variety of careers in biomedical research and allied health
  • Critical thinking and problem solving in an integrative discipline
  • Development of practical laboratory skills
  • Use of computers for data acquisition and management
  • Intensive exposure to the biomedical Literature
  • Exposure to the use of animals in biomedical research

Bachelor of Science in Physiology Degree Requirements

University Requirements

  • 1 semester of college-level writing
  • 2 semesters of Integrative Studies in the Arts & Humanities
  • 2 semesters of Integrative Studies in the Social Sciences 

  • NOTE: ISB & ISP requirements are fulfilled by the required Biology
    and Chemistry courses as part of the Alternative Track to
    complete the Integrated Science University Requirements.  
  • Honors College: Honors College students must take Honors Writing (WRA 195H), 2 Arts & Humanities (AH) substitutions, and 2 Social Science (SS) Substitutions. IAH and ISS courses must be Honors sections to count towards substitutions. 
  • University Diversity Distribution: For IAH and ISS courses, students must take at least one course focused on a National (N) topic and one course focused on an International (I) or Multicultural (D) topic. 

For Students Interested in Careers in Healthcare

Students who are thinking of pursuing a career in healthcare may have additional requirements outside of the neuroscience degree requirements. Please consult with the pre-health advising and resources page, meet with a pre-health advisor, and/or meet with your academic advisor to further discuss.

About Test Credits and Credits from Other Colleges/Universities

Certain Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, CLEP, and International A Level test scores, in addition to dual enrollment and college credits earned elsewhere, may satisify certain B.S. in Neuroscience degree requirements.

Students can take certain courses at other institutions and transfer them back to MSU for credit. Before taking courses at another institution, however, students must make sure the courses will transfer back to MSU as the appropriate credits. For more detailed information, please go to http://transfer.msu.edu/ to view active transfer equivalencies MSU has with other institutions and consult with your academic advisor.