Physiology & Developmental Biology

Physiology & Developmental Biology
BS
Hours66 - 67 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 5 Complete 1 course
requirement 8 Complete 6.5 hours from the following option(s)
Complete 6.5 hours from the following courses, including at least 1 hour from the mentored experience list and at least 2 hours from the advanced laboratory requirement list.
option 8.1 Complete up to 4.5 hours from the following course(s)
A. Mentored experience (at least 1 hour required):
PDBIO 295R - (Not currently offered)
option 8.3 Complete up to 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
C. Elective courses (courses used to fill any requirements listed above cannot count for this requirement):
Professional schools and graduate programs may require additional courses not required for this major, such as Phscs 107, 108, chemistry, calculus, or statistics. Contact the programs to which you may apply to determine the specific courses required.
Students considering professional or graduate degrees should take at least two semesters of mathematical courses. The recommended sequences are:
1. Math 119, Stat 221 for students who want exposure to calculus and statistics.
2. Math 112, 113 for students who want a firm foundation in calculus.
3. Math 112, 113, Stat 221 for students who want a firm foundation in both calculus and statistics.
Program Outcomes

Developmental Biology Fundamentals

Apply key principles of developmental biology toward evaluating and analyzing primary literature in the field. Be able to explain key concepts, including mechanisms by which differential gene activity controls development, mechanisms that determine cell fate, and mechanisms that ensure consistency and reliability of development.

Physiology Fundamentals

Apply key principles of physiology toward evaluating and analyzing primary literature in the field. Be able to explain key concepts, including mechanisms of maintenance of homeostasis by physiologic control systems, mechanisms of communication among cells and organs, properties that influence movement of substances across living membranes, relation of cell and organ structure to function.

Supporting Disciplines

Explain key principles of supporting disciplines including cellular and molecular biology, evolutionary science, chemistry (general, organic, and biochemistry), and physics.

Effective Writing and Analysis

Critically evaluate current scientific literature and write reports that synthesize and integrate data and hypotheses.

Laboratory Techniques

Demonstrate competency in carrying out standard laboratory techniques used in the discipline.

Personal and Public Health Issues

Formulate informed decisions concerning personal and public health issues.