Physiology is a specialized life science degree that introduces you to intensive, hands-on laboratory experiences. A Physiology major teaches you about animal physiology and anatomy. You also select among specialized upper-division courses, such as Embryology, Pharmacology, Environmental Physiology, Endocrinology, or Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. The physiology degree primarily serves to prepare you for graduate school or a medically-related professional school.
Courses to expect for this major include Physiology, Mammalian Physiology, Mammalian Physiology Lab, Vertebrate Morphology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Survey of Biochemistry, and Organic Chemistry.
Physiology graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career fields, including the public and private sector, graduate school, or professional programs, such as medical school or veterinary school. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:
• Health Care
• Physical Therapy
• Politics and Policy
Finish in Four
The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist you in an eight semester plan guiding you to graduate within four years. You may use this as a guide to plan your undergraduate education, but you should adjust it to fit your personal goals.
Option - Pre-Medical Sciences
Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts and Sciences, and respective Departments.
When you complete the OSU admission application, you are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.
Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.
The Department of Integrative Biology offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.
Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar! OK-LSAMP is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The OK-LSAMP scholarship program provides scholars with increased opportunities and connections, including undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, international experiences, and internships/externships with companies in the STEM fields.
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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078