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4 years
Bachelor's degree
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Program description


Physiology is the study of how animals work: how they breathe, feed, and interact with their environment. Apart from the intrinsic value of this knowledge, it is also knowledge upon which the health care professions are built. Physiology is of interest to nearly everyone; it is especially important for students who may be thinking of becoming medical practitioners, veterinarians, or other health care professionals.

Students who are interested in learning about this fascinating subject can do so by taking a range of courses the Department of Zoology and Physiology offers. As for all degree programs, students have to meet all University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements by taking additional courses outside the department.

Program content

Required Courses

  • Human Systems Physiology
  • Genetics

Elective Courses

  • Vertebrate Anatomy, Embryology & Histology
  • Principles of Animal Behavior
  • HIV/AIDS: The Disease and the Dilemma
  • Integrative Physiology
  • Comparative Environmental Physiology
  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Developmental Biology & Embryology
  • Cell Physiology
  • Advanced Topics in Physiology
  • Structure & Function of the Nervous System
  • Neurophysiology
  • Molecular Neuropharmacology
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology of Exercise (Needs KIN2040/41 Human Anatomy as a prerequisite)
  • Exercise Psychology (will need permission of instructor)
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Applied Biomechanics (prereq KIN 3042)
  • Introduction to Molecular Biology
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Principles of Mammal Reproduction
  • Medical Sociology
  • Human Osteology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Mammalian Pathobiology
  • Principles of Toxicology
  • Medical Virology
  • Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


The learning outcomes that direct the teaching of the department's degrees and which we expect our graduates to have acquired are:

  • Competence in basic sciences.
  • Competence in the content of the specific courses that constitute the principal knowledge of their degree.
  • Qualitative analysis and interpretation of biological data.
  • Quantitative analysis of biological data.
  • Synthesis of information from the biological literature, and communication of it effectively in writing.

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The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...

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1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie

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