The undergraduate Physiology major at UA emphasizes the integrated biological functions of the human body ranging from the cellular to the organ system level. Coursework and research participation provide students with opportunities to learn how the body functions and how these functions are affected by stress and disease.  Majors receive basic grounding in calculus and the biological and physical sciences, and more extensive instruction in the physiological sciences such as advanced human physiology, cell physiology, endocrine physiology, exercise and environmental physiology, cardiovascular physiology, and neurophysiology. 

It prepares students to continue their studies, following completion of the BS in Health Sciences degree, in graduate or professional school pursuing careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research.  Studying at a Tier-1 research institution gives students learning beyond the classroom with a multitude of laboratory activities and real-world applications included in the classroom that make learning exciting and meaningful.

What makes the Physiology Undergraduate Major at UA so SPECIAL?

  • Since 2002, the pre-physiology major has been the second most popular major selected by incoming UA freshmen, based on enrollment.
  • Physiology is the ONLY undergraduate major offered through the College of Medicine. 
  • Major courses are taught by dedicated faculty members who also teach at the graduate level as well as in the medical school.
  • Less than 18 U.S. universities offer an undergraduate in physiology, this list includes UA.