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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

Our physiology majors are successful in a variety of fields such as:


Along with your hands-on laboratory work as a physiology major, you can also select among specialized upper-division courses like Embryology, Pharmacology, Environmental Physiology, Endocrinology and 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.



Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (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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