The certificate in Anatomy and Physiology is an option within the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. The program is designed for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students that want to better prepare for careers in: advanced degrees in anatomy and physiology, professional degrees in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine or employment in industry.
The Department of Biological Sciences will grant admission to the Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology program. Due to the research-intensive aspects of this program, a limited number of competitive candidates will be selected for participation in the certificate. Minimum requirements for admission are:
- Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) in the prerequisite courses.
- Submission of two academic letters of recommendation.
- Interview with the members of the division of Anatomy and Physiology.
To receive the Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology, students must complete 26-29 semester hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better in their required and elective courses in the certificate program. A total of 17 semester hours will be from required courses, including advanced courses in anatomy and physiology that have both a lecture and laboratory component. The remaining 9-12 semester hours will be selected by each student from a list of elective courses, which allows a student to tailor a portion of their course work to individual interest within the areas of anatomy and physiology. Student must also complete the required prerequisites to the upper-division courses, and cannot take a course on a credit/no credit basis.
and Vertebrate Histology Laboratory
|BIOL 4839||Selected Topics in Physiology||1|
|BIOL 4898||Research in Physiology 1||3|
|Advanced Physiology: Integrative Mechanisms|
and Advanced Physiology: Integrative Mechanisms Laboratory
|CHEM 3785||Biochemistry 1||3|
|Elective Certificate Courses|
|Pick three courses from the following:|
|Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy|
and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory
|BIOL 4822||Principles of Pharmacology||3|
and Functional Neuroanatomy Laboratory
|BIOL 5832||Principles of Neurobiology||4|
|BIOL 5833||Mammalian Endocrinology||3|
|Advanced Physiology: Regulatory Mechanisms|
and Advanced Physiology: Regulatory Mechanisms Laboratory
|Cell Biology: Molecular Mechanisms|
and Cell Biology: Molecular Mechanisms Laboratory
|BIOL 5844||Physiology of Reproduction||3|
|Gross Anatomy 1|
and Gross Anatomy 1 Laboratory
|Gross Anatomy 2|
and Gross Anatomy 2 Laboratory
Students must enroll for BIOL 4898 for two consecutive semesters.