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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
Basic Science Courses:
  • Two semesters of biology with labs (molecular and cellular biology, population biology)

  • Two semesters of general & inorganic chemistry with labs
  • Two semesters of organic chemistry with labs
  • One semester of physical chemistry
  • Two semesters of physics with labs
  • Two semesters of biochemistry
  • Math through calculus I and II
  • Probability and statistics
Upper Division Biology Courses
  • Two semesters of physiology covering all the major organ systems

  • Capstone laboratory in physiology
  • Physiology in health and disease (an introduction to pathophysiology and chronic disease)
  • Tier II topics in physiology (upper division writing course)
  • 300-level anatomy or developmental biology elective

Undergraduate Advisor

Lori Seischab, Ph.D.
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2201

Schedule an advising appointment.

Attend your advising appointment (via Zoom)


Education Program Coordinator
Bradley Robinson

2240 Biomedical Physical Sciences
567 Wilson Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884-5150