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What is physiology?

Physiology is a specialized life science degree that teaches you about animal physiology and anatomy and introduces you to intensive, hands-on laboratory experiences.

Why physiology at OSU?

Our graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career fields, including the public and private sector, graduate school, or programs such as medical school or veterinary school. In addition, there are a number of student organizations at OSU designed to help you succeed, such as Advancing Women in Science or the American Medical Student Association.

Career paths

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:

  • Biotechnology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Education
  • Environmental Management
  • Health Care Industry
  • Medicine
  • Politics and Policy
  • Research
  • Science Museums / Zoos / Aquariums

Highlights

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.

OK-LSAMP

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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