Prospective Students

What is Physiology?

Physiology is the study of human life. It is the foundation of life sciences, connecting science, medicine, and health.

Why Choose a Physiology and Medical Sciences Major at the University of Arizona?

The Physiology and Medical Sciences Undergraduate Program is the only undergraduate physiology program offered through a medical school in the United States. Our program emphasizes the integrated biological functions of the human body, ranging from the cellular to the organ system levels. Through rigorous coursework and a multitude of research and engagement opportunities, our students learn how these functions are affected by stress and disease, and are well prepared to continue their studies in graduate or professional school or jump into a variety of exciting careers. As a Physiology and Medical Sciences student, you’ll join a diverse group of students with a wide range of aspirations, working towards careers in a variety of health professions and in the academic or research fields.

UArizona Physiology 2019 Graduate Goals

How You’ll Get There

As a Physiology and Medical Sciences student, you will receive basic grounding in biological and physical sciences and extensive instruction in the physiological sciences, such as advanced human physiology, cell physiology, endocrine physiology, exercise and environmental physiology, cardiovascular physiology, and neurophysiology. You will engage with dedicated faculty members, who also teach at the graduate level in the health sciences and at the medical school.

If your goal is to continue on to a health professional school after undergrad, you will benefit from choosing our degree as our core requirements align with many prerequisite courses for popular health professional programs. You will stand out among the competition for professional and graduate school admission with your extensive foundation in advanced physiological concepts and unique and diverse set of skills and experiences developed through your customized upper-division physiology elective coursework. 

Program Requirements

Explore our detailed Program Requirements to learn more about our curriculum and how you can customize your degree to prepart for your unique career and professional goals.